Private: Map of Me
12 - 17 OctTimes:
Mon 12 Oct: 4.30pm & 7pm / Tues 13 Oct: 4.30pm / Weds 14 Oct: 10.30am & 1.30pm / Thurs 15 Oct: 4.30pm & 7pm / Fri 16 Oct: 4.30pm / Sat 17 Oct 3pm & 7pmRunning Time:
50 minsAge Range:
Not recommended for under 13s
Half Moon presents
Map of Me
a Papertale production in association with Apples and Snakes (South East)
…all roads lead home
From baking African deserts to the snow angels of a UK winter, this emotional and heartfelt story of migration reveals one girl’s hopeful flight into a new life. Two very different characters find common ground within the poetry of the streets, and the audience becomes the prized confidante on a young girl’s journey, where each step towards security is fraught with danger, prejudice and the unknown.
Map of Me explores how a displaced child finds a sense of self and belonging, in a moving and uplifting show written from real-life experiences of young asylum seekers. It tells the story of a young girl fleeing war in her homeland as she seeks safety, identity and a place to call home.
Map of Me features prize-winning poets and performers Azfa Awad and Rosemary Harris. It is the third work in the Suitcase Trilogy of spoken word performances about migration for young audiences, developed by Papertale. Map of Me has been developed from real-life experiences of the cast and others. Not recommended for under 13s.
The performance is immediately followed by a short interactive talkback session.
Black History Month events
On Saturday 17 October we are holding a series of free workshops and discussions exploring issues around young refugees, working with Tower Hamlets New Residents and Refugee Forum, Counterpoints Arts, playwright and director Filiz Ozcan and spoken word artist Concise One. There will also be an extract from acclaimed film Leave to Remain.
The events are part of Black History Month and are supported by Tower Hamlets Council.
FIND OUR MORE ABOUT THE black history month FREE EVENTS
READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH ROSEMARY HARRIS
For schools bookings contact:
Beccy Allen, Creative Producer on 020 7709 8908
Map of Me production gallery
“You captured a very emotional and thought-provoking issue and expressed it fantastically.” Audience member, aged 15
“It was really eye-opening and entertaining because it went against stereotypes and showed deeper meaning. Thank you! It was very fabulous.” Audience member, aged 14
“It was very powerful, flowed perfectly. Thank you for allowing me to watch this brilliant performance.” Audience member, aged 14