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Media Diversified Pizza Shop Heroes Sees Asylum Seekers and Refugees Tell Their Own Stories

Vice I-D The A-Z of UK Now

Newsweek Watch the interview with Syed

The Shift News Lost in Migration: The Host That Slams the Door

Sky News Watch the interview with Kate and Syed

The Stage Refugee theatre company denied entry to Malta after airline deemed cast 'suspicious'

The Independent Refugee actor invited to perform migration play in Malta barred entry by immigration officials

Phosphoros Theatre’s Statement
Company barred from entering Malta

The Times of Malta Refugee actors cancel Malta shows after immigration denies actor entry

The Times of Malta From hiding in lorries to performing on stage

BBC Derbyshire The Ian Skye Show

The Independent
These actors were all child refugees, and their play tells their own stories
Arts Beat
Pizza Shop Heroes tickets selling fast

The Stage
Phosphoros Theatre’s Syed Haleem Najibi: ‘We’ve told our stories in court many times, but here we take centre stage’

Derbyshire Telegraph Asylum seeker who was smuggled through Asia now cricketer in Derbyshire

Words in the Bucket How UK refugees are using theatre to fight xenophobia

ITV London News Watch the interview

BBC World Service, Focus on Africa Listen to the podcast

Thomson Reuters Foundation
From deserts to prisons, refugee actors recall ‘heroic’ journeys to the UK

North West End Review, Camden People’s Theatre *****

Plinth Arts Magazine Review: Pizza Shop Heroes, by Phosphoros Theatre

The Upcoming (Q&A)
“Rather than trying to break or warm hearts we are using theatre as resistance”

Gazette & Herald
Corsham campaigners call on Wiltshire Council to take more child refugees with Our Turn event

The Wandsworth Guardian Calls for more refugees to be welcomed to Wandsworth, on the event of Kindertransport

Beyond the Joke Comedian Tom Parry Trains Refugees & Migrants To Do Stand Up

March 2018

UCL Psychology Department
Syed Najibi delivered a 20 minute presentation at the Beyond PTSD conference about his experiences of forced migration as an Unaccompanied Minor

REACT Festival, Bristol
After a performance and workshop, Kate Duffy participated in a discussion panel about making theatre with refugees

November 2017

Morning Star:
'We are all the same. We are all human'

Student Action for Refugees (STAR): 
Syed delivers closing speech at STAR's Annual Conference: 'Refugees Welcome? Asylum in the UK' 

London Migration Film Festival:
We were invited to perform a 20 minute segment of our work at the opening gala of LMFF

September 2017

A Younger Theatre

August 2017