THE SUITCASE: Losing Famagusta

Lorna Elenora Vassiliades

What do you take with you when forced to leave your home because of war? Which items and memories do you pack?

On 13 August 1974 Lorna Eleonora Vassiliades began a new diary titled Dramatic Days. Exactly 50 years later, she revisits her past as a child refugee, in a heartfelt embodiment of loss.
This poignant journey of diaspora begins in London followed by Essex in the 60s, and continues to the Eastern Mediterranean coastal town of Famagusta, Cyprus in the 70s. Lorna, a once lonely and bullied child, finds belonging and joy in her parents' hometown, only for this to be abruptly stolen by the Turkish invasion.

Expect a deeply moving solo theatre show about personal and collective trauma, that is a call for justice and peace for all.

An exhibition will feature the items the artist and her parents took with them on the early evening of 13 August 1974 when they suddenly left.

Q&A with Journalist Vasoula Christodoulou 14 August

Director: Pedro Perez Rothstein
Movement director: Despina Christianoudi
Exhibition curator: Eleni Chasioti

Supported by:
Queen Mary University of London, School of English and Drama
Cyprus High Commission Cultural Section

Event Details

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins

Price: £15

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Contains references to bullying and war

Suitable for ages: 16 and over

See venue page for accessibility information.

13 August 2024 7.30pm

Theatro Technis

Full: £15

Conc: £10

14 August 2024 7.30pm

Theatro Technis

Full: £15

Conc: £10

15 August 2024 7.30pm

Theatro Technis

Full: £15

Conc: £10


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