We come from far, far away
10-15 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

This production gives the audience the opportunity to go on a journey of discovery with young asylum seekers. The true stories and our empathy for others connects with Religious and Moral Education, Health and Well Being.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Religious and Moral Education: I can explain why different people think that values such as honesty, respect and compassion are important and I show respect for others.

RME 2-09c

Health and Well Being: I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. I care and show respect for myself and others.

HWB 1-05a/HWB 2-05a/HWB 3-05a

Class Stage
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
Lauriston Hall
Duration: 55 minutes
Seating: Bench and cushion seating
Lauriston Hall
Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
  • Tuesday 29 May 19:30
  • Wednesday 30 May 11:00
  • Wednesday 30 May 14:00
  • Thursday 31 May 11:00
  • Thursday 31 May 14:00
  • Friday 1 June 11:00
  • Friday 1 June 13:30

Inside the tent there is a smaller tent, and inside the smaller tent there is a boy. He has travelled a long way, mostly on his own. He can show you the things he has brought with him, he can tell you the reasons for his journey, he can tell you about the route he has taken but he can’t tell you where the story ends…

Performed in a Mongolian yurt, the show follows the difficult and amazing journey of two boys who travel alone from Aleppo, Syria to Norway seeking refuge. The award-winning performance uses storytelling, shadow puppetry, comedy, clowning, live music to tell a big story in an intimate way.

We Come from Far, Far Away is a theatre production based on true stories shared by young refugees aged 13 - 18 yrs who have arrived alone to seek asylum. The participants’ stories are troublesome and unbelievable, but as with most young people, they are filled with energy, life and hope for the future.

“The performance is rich and complex. It is not at all a heavy or worthy piece of drama, rather it is a human, touching, and above all funny play.” The New European

Supported by Arts Council Norway, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Arts Council England and Asker Municipality.

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