Phosphoros Theatre presents Dear Home Office: Still Pending

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF



Nominated for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award in 2016.

Kareem has settled in London, but the sudden arrival of his destitute brother forces him to re-navigate the System. Now 18 and independent, but with no refugee status, Elgi tries to stay optimistic despite his college prospects stalling. Meanwhile, stardom beckons for Filmon who is courted by TV producers – but is his face ‘refugee’ enough?

Performed by eight refugee and asylum-seeking young men from Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Albania, this is a coming-of-age story which positions their experiences centre stage.

‘Intimate, naturalistic, and with an agenda only to educate, this piece shows the everyday realities of coming of age in an uncertain homeland with grace, humour, and truth … Excellent theatre of testimony’ – Theatre Bubble

‘Intimate and subtly poignant story told by those who rarely get their voices heard.’ – Broadway Baby

‘It’s the authenticity in every element of the play that makes it so powerful…leaves you far more informed about asylum-seekers than months of news coverage possibly could.’ – Morning Star

£10/ £8 concessions

Age recommendation 12+.

SEE ALSO: Monday 18 Drama Workshop for Schools and Professionals with Phosphoros Theatre.