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.

 “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 ages 8+, their family and friends.

Written and performed by | Victoria Beesley
Directed by | Joe Douglas
Sound Design by | Danny Krass
Lighting Design by | Davy Cunningham
Produced by | Belinda McElhinney
Stage Management by | Johnny Reid
Production Management by | Kay Hesford

This project is delivered with support from Creative Scotland.

My Friend Selma | tour dates

Lyth Arts

Friday 2nd March
£14 full, £12 members, £6 conc.
01955 641 434


Birnam Arts Centre

Monday 5th March
£12, £10 conc., U26 £5
01350 727 674


Dalmally Community Centre

Saturday 10th March 7.30pm
£7 with Bosnian supper
01838 200 915


Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Wednesday 14th March 1pm
£12, £10 conc.
01475 723 723


Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thursday 15th March 7pm
£10, £7 conc.
0131 623 3001


FTH Theatre, Falkirk

FTH Theatre, Falkirk
Sunday 18th March 2pm
£7, £6 conc.
01324 506 850


The Stables, Cromarty Arts Trust

Thursday 29th March 7.30pm
£9, £7 conc., £5 under 16
01381 600 354

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.