How to be Lucky is a theatre performance that seeks to examine aspects of the modern refugee experience of settling in the UK and particularly in the Yorkshire Region.
Following extensive research and conversations, predominantly with Syrian refugees and with the many professionals and volunteers who are assisting their resettlement here, the principal narrative follows the Story of Anwar, a 30 year old Syrian man and his wider family, as he recounts his and their personal journey from Syria to the UK via initial displacement in neighbouring Jordan.
The story of Anwar is the story of millions of people who each year nationally, regionally, globally find themselves forced to pack a final bag and to escape from an unbearable situation in the place they have always known as home.
In the production there are breaks in the action where the company lead the audience in discussions and exercises, allowing the audience time and space to explore their own thoughts and feelings about the subject and their own reaction to the details of Anwar’s and other refugees personal experiences.
PLEASE NOTE THAT The production lasts around 1 hour and 45 minutes and is suitable for audiences aged 14+ only (so please ensure your groups know that this is not suitable to bring their young children to and we must respect this decision due to the content.