Terra Incognita presents
My Friend Selma
Written and performed by Victoria Beesley
Directed by Joe Douglas
When I was 8 years old, my dad set up a charity to help people in danger escape the war in a place called Bosnia. He brought fifty of them over here on big coaches. We moved into an old boarding school with these refugees, 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.
My Friend Selma is the remarkable real-life story of one girl’s journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK. It is the tale of an incredible journey, a world turned upside down, loss, friendship, courage and conkers.
Suitable for ages 8+.
Created with support from Creative Scotland
“It has already created that unforgettable image – of the exuberant life-force of children, facing down a terrible war.” – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
“I would give this show 280,00,00 out of 5.” Erin, aged 9
“The most amazing story I’ve ever heard!” Georgia, aged 11