Refugee Youth in Public Space


Opening theatre performance ‘HERE’ at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Four seasons, four people, from four corners of the world collide. The strange city folds and unfolds around them, a story that opens up like a book to get lost in.

Set against the backdrop of Byker this powerful new play, HERE, by Lindsay Rodden is about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places. About dancing on rooftops, blossom in winter, and re-writing the story of the city as your own. About two best friends with a library card, and the power they summon through friendship and books to make something magical. To say WE WERE HERE.

Note: After the afternoon performance on Thursday 10th there will be a post-show reflection from academics, including a presentation of the Newcastle University research project “Refugee Youth in Public Space”.

HERE is part of The Arriving Project – Curious Monkey’s ongoing work with people seeking sanctuary in the UK, who have come from all over the world. It is a co-production between Northern Stage, Curious Monkey and Newcastle University.

The performance runs between 4 and 12 March. For more information regarding the performance, ticket sale, or accessibility of the venue, click here.