Playbox Theatre will support Syria aid appeal by staging play

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.

Youth theatre company Playbox Theatre in Warwick will stage a special project to support Syria crisis appeal charities.

Award-winning playwright Christina Evans, whose contemporary Greek tragedy Trojan Barbie had its UK premier at Playbox’s Dream Factory in 2011, is again working with the company on Greetings from Fallujah.

The ten-minute solo piece, directed by Stewart McGill, will be staged at the Dream Factory Stratford Road on Friday March 17 at 5pm and 5.45pm.

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

Mr McGill said: “Trojan Barbie introduced us to the work of Christine Evans and it remains a monumental political work which has stayed with our young actors.

“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.

“The work forms an addition to our global voyages season of challenging global drama at the Dream Factory.

“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.

More recently, she completed the Preliminary Acting Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She is now a member Playbox’s Resident Ensemble and currently rehearsing for a production of The Story of The Jaguar and the Old, Old World and auditioning for drama school.

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