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
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.