The Orphan of Gaza - South African play by Eliot Moleba


                                    THE ORPHAN OF GAZA                                    

--a play by Eliot Moleba--


10th November (7.15pm)

The Studio, Dolman Theatre Newport


'...I don't want to live in fear.

When I grow up, I want to stop the rockets from hurting you and Mo...'


After a rocket attack, a little boy is told that his parents have gone to a better place.

Armed with a makeshift aircraft, helmet, GPS and a cockpit full of courage, he and his

pet plot a journey to search for them.


The Orphan of Gaza is the play from South African dramatist Eliot Moleba and is its fist production in the UK. This will be a rehearsed reading with a cast including Alexandra Riley.


This production is directed by Chris Harris, who's work as a writer includes Lovely (The Other Room), Dovey Junction (Sherman Cymru, No Boundaries Theatre); Eight Minutes and Sctratch Scribes (Dolman).




SCRIBES is the new programme committed to nurturing and developing aspiring and established playwrights in Wales. Initiated by Newport Playgoers Society, the programme will endeavour to showcase work from playwrights wishing to develop their voices alongside the NPS season through a series of readings, scratch nights, workshops and writers events.



Newport Playgoers Society owns and operates the 400-seater Dolman Theatre in the heart of the city of Newport in South Wales. The theatre was purpose built for Playgoers in 1967, following a re-development of  that included the demolition of the previous theatre, known as The Newport Little Theatre, which was housed in a converted church. With a 400 seater auditorium, 38 foot pros arch stage, three large rehearsal rooms, orchestra pit, bar, box-office, cafeteria, council room, extensive dressing-rooms, and newly furnished 60 seater studio, the Dolman Theatre offers facilities for all theatrical styles, and is a hub for the performing arts in South East Wales.



10th November (7.15pm)

The Studio, Dolman Theatre Newport

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Tickets - £5 (All Tickets)

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This project is funded by Arts Council of Wales under the Open Platform Project.  

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