Buxton Fringe date for hard-hitting play

Fugee by Shadow Syndicate
Fugee by Shadow Syndicate

FUGEE, a unique and contemporary, hard-hitting play, is coming to the Buxton Festival Fringe.

Nominated for Best Young Drama Production in 2010, Shadow Syndicate return with a play written as part of the National Theatre Shell Connections series in 2008.

Fugee, slang for refugee, tells the story of 14-year-old Kojo, an unaccompanied minor arriving in London, abandoned on the streets of the UK. When Kojo tumbles into the UK “system” with no official papers, and no words in English, he is housed in a refuge for under-age asylum seekers.

With new friends Cheung and Ara by his side, he begins to reconcile his past and find pleasure in the present. Orphans in London, they are the only family they have now. Together they tell Kojo’s story: a story of lost childhood, tall trees and a murder in motion; a murder by a child that everyone says is a man.

Shadow Syndicate will be performed as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe in the Paupers Pit, part of the Underground Venues, on July 15, 17 and 18 at 3.15pm, and July 19 at 10.30pm.