Written by Chandni Mistry
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Riya’s computer game Ruka has leapt to life and she needs YOUR help to reach the next level and complete the game by finding home.
As the game plays on and the story unfolds, Riya discovers her Mum’s past was not as simple (or boring!) as she always thought. From facing lions to hiding treasures, Finding Home: Ruka is an exciting new play for children that asks “What’s your family’s story?”
Fun for the whole family to enjoy, Finding Home: Ruka explores the history of Ugandan Asians coming to Leicester, and plays as part of Finding Home: Leicester’s Ugandan Asian Story at 50.
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Running Times: 45 minutes (no interval)
Age recommendation: 6+
Please note performances of Ruka contain flashing lights and strobe lighting, loud bangs, live cooking, and mentions of death.
Finding Home marks the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Asian exodus. In August 1972, Ugandan President Idi Amin ordered the country’s Indian and Pakistani communities to leave within 90 days. Many of the displaced were British citizens and, as a result, around 27,000 people emigrated to the UK, with thousands settling in Leicester.
Finding Home features three new short plays by local writers whose families arrived in the UK from Uganda. To find out more about writers Ashok Patel and Dilan Raithatha’s plays Ninety Days and Call Me By My Name, click here.