Be part of the largest Community Theatre event of 2018 – and stand with refugees around the world
Help Chester Little Theatre mark Refugee Week 2018 and raise funds for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) by taking part in MOVING STORIES.
We have all been horrified, saddened and moved by pictures of Rohingyan refugees fleeing to safety, or of families with small children crossing the Mediterranean in dangerously overcrowded boats.
According to the UNHCR, we are now seeing the highest levels of displacement of people on record. Their latest figures show that 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among these are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
Moving Stories was developed in response to this. In 2015 and 2016, the Royal National Theatre and the West End played host to an extraordinary benefit performance. Short works by some of Britain’s leading playwrights – including David Edgar, Richard Bean, Michelle Terry and Stephanie Dale (writer of the 2013 Chester Mystery Plays) – were performed by actors including David Morrissey, Juliet Stevenson, Rufus Hound and Adjoa Andoh.
Now people up and down the UK are being invited to join them in performing their own Moving Stories productions during Refugee Week (18th – 24th June). Chester Little Theatre is planning to host one of these productions at The Little Theatre in Chester – and is looking for people who would be interested in being involved.
An information evening will be held at The Little Theatre on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm. Anyone aged 16 or over is invited to come along. You don’t have to be a member or supporter of Chester LittleTheatre – just keen or interested in being involved. All we need is your enthusiasm!
For further information about Chester Little Theatre (and directions) please go to www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk
Further information about the UNHCR, Refugee Week and the Moving Stories Community Theatre Project can be found at the following: