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 venues and festival across the UK in the Autumn, bringing the story to new audiences.  

“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 Perfromed by | Victoria Beesley

Directed by | Joe Douglas 

Sound Design by | Danny Krass

Lighting Designer |  Davy Cunningham 

Produced by | Lisa Sangster 
Stage Management by | Rob Jones

My Friend Selma | further info

We are delighted to be taking My Friend Selma to schools across Leicester as part of The Spark Festival in February 2020.


If you are interested in booking My Friend Selma for your venue or festival then please conatct 


You can purchase a copy of the My Friend Selma script from us for £3 plus postage.  To enquire about this please contact us at

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.

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