27th July 9.30pm £11.50


One woman’s odyssey to escape Syria’s brutal war with her son, who should be having his first birthday party. Hagar’s a dreamer, but she never dreamt she’d be a refugee. Now she’s negotiating with smugglers and betrayed by friends, but the warmongers won’t stop this mother. A passionate story of fighting for a better future, whatever the cost. Written by Aksam Alyousef. Performed by Amena Shehab, a Palestinian-Syrian-Canadian, a refugee twice over. Nominated for Outstanding Fringe Performance, Drama, in Theatre Alberta’s Sterling Awards 2020. Produced by Joanna Blundell. ‘A heartbreaking story, beautifully told’ ****½ (Edmonton Journal).

Warnings: 14+, contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing


Written by Aksam Alyousef, performed by Amena Shehab, produced by Joanna Blundell

Mistletoe & Gorse Productions / Alma Theatre Canada/UK


Aug 2 -10, Space 2, theSpace on the Mile, 80 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH.


Details Price Qty
27th Julyshow details + £12.25 GBP  

Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*

Ticket price includes a £1.50 membership fee which entitles you to £1.50 off all further shows at the theatre for one year and 10% off drinks at the bar. The membership card will be presented with your ticket(s) at the box office, on the day.

Over 18’s only. This venue is accessed via a set of small stairs, please contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements. No admittance for latecomers.

Hen & Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA

*Unless the theatre has to close.