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“My name is Kojo. This is my story. I choose where it starts. It starts now.”

Fleeing conflict in his home country, 14-year old Kojo arrives unaccompanied in the UK with no official papers and no grasp of the English language. Slowly rebuilding a future for himself whilst confronting the trauma of his past, his attempts to determine a new identity come under pressure when the system intended to help him starts to crumble.

In 2013 one thousand, one hundred and seventy four unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in the UK. With immigration policy high on the political agenda, Abi Morgan takes an unflinching look at the realities facing young people seeking safety in the UK.

Fugee is presented by the 14 – 18 Young Company group and is presented in tandem with Wasted by the 19 – 25 group. Click here to read more about Southwark Playhouse Young Company.

This production contains strong language so may not be suitable for young children. YoCo is kindly supported by Better Bankside and the Charterhouse Trust.

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Creative Team

Director David Workman
Assistant Director Chloe Schuitevoerder
Sound Designer John Chambers
Projection Designer Louise Rhoades-Brown
Lighting Designer Matthew Swithinbank
Head of Production Richard Seary
Production Manager Lee Elston
Stage Manager / DSM Chloe Schuitevoerder
Assistant Stage Manager Adam Brooks
Assistant Stage Manager Barney Peel

Cast

Ivanna Aleksandrova
Naomi Blin
Mabel Cefai
Oliver Chesney
Danny Cox
Nadia Elgaddal
Lyla Johnston
John Kanu
Ben Kind
Andre Kinghorn
Marla Luxton
Eleanor Roberts
Felix Ryder
Tsipora St Clair-Knight
Jamal Simon

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“How many times you dreamed of something.
Then told yourself your dreams ain’t nothing?”

London. 2015. Ordinary lives on ordinary streets doing ordinary things. Everyone’s looking for an escape.

Kate Tempest’s play about life, love and losing your mind.

Wasted is presented by the 19 – 25 Young Company group and is presented in tandem with Fugee by the 14 – 18 group. Click here to read more about Southwark Playhouse Young Company.

This production contains strong language so may not be suitable for young children. YoCo is kindly supported by Better Bankside and the Charterhouse Trust.
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Creative Team

Director David Workman
Sound Designer John Chambers
Projection Designer Louise Rhoades-Brown
Lighting Designer Matthew Swithinbank
Head of Production Richard Seary
Production Manager Lee Elston
Stage Manager / DSM Chloe Schuitevoerder
Assistant Stage Manager Adam Brooks

Cast

Michael Becker
Adam Brooks
Nerija Caberia
Eve Carson
Sally Caulker
Priscilla Effah
Tomiwa Fosudo
Hugo Harrison
Alex Ibidunni
Olagite Oseke
Shequill Malalu
Tom Powell
Mariko Primarolo
Victoria Reese
Olive Supple-Still
Rory Thompson-Shaw
Talisa Tossell

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