A short but powerful play in Warwick to raise money for Syrian appeal

Playbox Theatre's Nancy Hall (right) will appear as Zaynab in Greetings from Fallujah
Playbox Theatre's Nancy Hall (right) will appear as Zaynab in Greetings from Fallujah

Children in Syria will benefit from a production being staged in Warwick on Friday March 17.

Playbox Theatre presents the solo piece Greetings from Fallujah at the Dream Factory in Stratford Road at 5pm and 5.45pm.

And although the play’s duration is only ten minutes, director Stewart McGill insists it will leave alasting impression on the audience.

He said: “It remains a monumental political work which has stayed with our young actors.”

The play is written by Christina Evans, whose contemporary Greek tragedy Trojan Barbie had its UK premier at the Dream Factory in 2011

Stewart said: “It is appropriate to return to the power of Christine’s committed writing to help us reflect on the global issues facing refugees, the oppressed and, of course, children in warzones.

“We are proud to be staging this.”

Greetings from Fallujah tells the story of Zaynab, a teenage girl living in the Iraqi city in 2003.

From there, Zaynab blogs to the world.

Zaynab will be played by Nancy Hall, 19, who has been with Playbox since she was five and joined the National Youth Theatre in 2014.

Admission is free and all donations made will be given to the Syria appeal.

See www.playboxtheatre.com to book tickets or for more information.