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When I was 8 years old, my dad set up a charity to help people in danger escape the war in a place called Bosnia. He brought fifty of them over here on big coaches. We moved into an old boarding school with these refugees, to help them settle in. It was brilliant – there was a playground in my front garden, we had lots of visitors, people were always feeding me and I learnt to ride a bike. But the best thing about living there was meeting my friend Selma. 

My Friend Selma is a one-woman theatre performance that tells the astonishing real-life story of Selma, an eight year old girl who fled war in Bosnia in 1992 to find safety in a disused boarding school in the UK.

Written and performed by Victoria Beesley
Directed by Joe Douglas
Sound Design by Danny Krass
Lighting Design by Davy Cunningham

“The most amazing story I’ve ever heard.” – Georgia, age 10

Platform, Glasgow
Friday 9th October, 7pm

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Saturday 10th October, 2pm
+ family workshop at 3.30pm

Cumbernauld Theatre
Tuesday 13th October, 2.30pm

The Beacon, Greenock
Wednesday 14th October, 2pm

Perth Concert Hall
Friday 16th October, 2pm

The Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Sunday 18th October, 3pm
Monday 19th October, 10am (schools performance)

Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
Wednesday 21st October, 1.30pm (schools performance)

The Byre, St Andrews
Thursday 22nd October, 3pm
+ family workshop at 4pm

Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Friday 23rd October, 8pm
Saturday 24th October, 3pm

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Sunday 25th October, 2pm

To find out more about the real-life story that inspired the show, visit our My Friend Selma online museum.