My Friend Selma

£400 per show; £675 for 2 shows
Years 5-7 (KS 2 & 3)
45 mins
Setup Time:
60-90 mins
Wed 12 & Thu 13 Feb 2020

A remarkable real-life story of one girl's journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK.

"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

Written and performed by | Victoria Beesley

Directed by | Joe Douglas
Sound Design by | Danny Krass
Produced by | Belinda McElhinney
Stage Management by | Johnny Reed

This project is delivered with support from Creative Scotland.


Performance space 5m x 5m

Key Themes / Values

courage, citizenship, spoken language, community

To book:

Email or call the Spark Office 0116 2616893