Leftovers by Hew Rous-Eyre
THE TRISTAN BATES THEATRE
This play was commissioned by Xavier Project, a charity working with refugees in Uganda and Kenya, with all proceeds and donations going to the charity.
It's Harry Shawcroft's first day on the job at a defunct NGO in Nairobi. Fresh off the plane he's desperate to help refugees integrate into their new societies through a holistic approach to development. The refugees however, have other ideas... Caught between his unhinged and cynical boss, Mr. Banks, and the bizarre demands made of him by the four refugees he meets, Harry realises he's in over his head. A social and political comedy, Leftovers focuses on the inherent character and humanity of the individuals behind the label of "refugee".
Press for Leftovers
★★★★ "Behind every joke are layers of meaning, pain and real problems we aren't talking about. A wonderful evening out, a story that goes from strength to strength." Theatre Full Stop
★★★★ "Equally comical and poignant. Rous-Eyre spent two months in Nairobi collecting stories of refugees, which he then layered with humour and satire, making this fresh play undoubtedly resonant." Remote Goat
"Not only entertains, but educates... Tremendously entertaining as well as value for money. Run and get your tickets." Urbon Dash
Leftovers was long listed for The King's Head Theatre's Adrian Pagan Award 2015.