One World Actors Centre director Alison Shan Price is working very closely with young Syrian author Emma Abdullah by transferring her book to stage. Keeping the integrity of the book whilst making it performable as a 'true to life' script and production for an international, modern audience is the exciting challenge. New things are coming to light on refugee life. Thank heavens Emma and the original cast and musicians are continually on-line especially Diana Sfeir whose personal experiences as a child in an Arabic war torn country are invaluable. The lead children from One World Youth Theatre are pivotal to the show and have been chosen due to their exceptional acting and singing abilities in English and Arabic.
'The Blue Box' will have its world premier on April 22 at the Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah, Yarmouk and international premier in UK in August.