Lucy Hind: Refugee Boy reopens

Date - 6 February, 2014, All News Opening Nights Theatre

After a critically acclaimed run in 2013, Refugee Boy reopens at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, directed by Gail McIntyre. Lucy is the Movement Director for the production which has been adapted by poet and playwright Lemn Sissay from Benjamin Zephaniah’s acclaimed novel, first published in 2001 and now a worldwide phenomenon.

As a violent civil war rages back home, teenaged Alem and his father are in a B&B in Berkshire. It’s his best holiday ever. The next morning his father is gone. He’s left a note explaining that his parents want to protect Alem from the war. This strange grey country is now his home. On his own, and in the hands of the social services and the Refugee Council, he lives from letter to letter, waiting to hear something from his Father.

Gail McIntyre, Associate Director for Young People’s Theatre at the Playhouse, directs a gripping new production which pulses with energy, anger, loss and beauty.

Overview

Lucy trained in choreography, mime and physical theatre at Rhodes University, South Africa and went on to perform with the celebrated First Physical Theatre Company.

Since arriving in the UK she has worked as Movement Director and Performer in many acclaimed British theatres including the The Old Vic, The Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Lucy is a member of the award winning Slung Low theatre company and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.

Lucy has received critical acclaim for her Movement Direction on Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/ West End). Other recent work includes Movement Director on Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), No's Knife (The Old Vic) and The House of Bernada Alba at The Royal Exchange. Choreographer on The Snowmaiden for Opera North; The Merchant Of Venice with Jonathan Munby at The Globe Theatre, and The Effect for Sheffield Theatres directed by Daniel Evans.

Lucy's choreography for television includes the Cbeebies pantomimes The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker & Peter Pan and the award-winning writer Russell T Davies' series Banana.

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