Photo by Jassy Earl

My Friend Selma

When I was eight years old my dad set up a charity to help people fleeing danger in Bosnia. He brought fifty refugees over here on big coaches. We moved into an old boarding school with them to help them settle in.

We lived there for four months. 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.

The tale of an incredible journey, a world turned upside down, loss, friendship, courage and conkers.

My Friend Selma will be visiting schools across Scotland in the Autumn as part of Theatre in Schools Scotland.

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

“I would give this show 280,00,00 out of five.” – Erin, aged 9

“Absorbing, affecting but also robustly unsentimental” ★★★★ The Herald

Suitable for P5-7.

Written and performed by | Victoria Beesley

Directed by | Joe Douglas

Sound Design by | Danny Krass

Produced by | Belinda McElhinney

Stage Management by | Johnny Reid

This project is delivered with support from Creative Scotland.

My Friend Selma | further info

My Friend Selma will be performing in schools across Scotland throughout Autumn 2018 as part of the Theatre in Schools Scotland initiative.

We hope to announce a date for a public performance in the summer.  Keep your ears open for an announcement.

Online Museum

My Friend Selma tours with a small exhibition about the real life story that inspired the show.

You can visit an online version of this museum.