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The Boy at the Back of the Class

'There used to be an empty chair at the back of the class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He’s nine years old (just like me), but he’s very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn’t like sweets – not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!'

After learning that he has fled his own war-torn country, Ahmet’s classmates have ‘The Greatest Idea in the World’ – a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his family. An unexpected and often hilarious adventure follows, all topped off with a terrific twist.

Told from a child’s perspective, balancing heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class highlights the power of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense and reminds us that everyone needs a place to call home. This new co-production from Children’s Theatre Partnership and Rose Theatre is based on the multi award-winning book by Onjali Q. Raúf, adapted for the stage by Nick Ahad and directed by Christopher Haydon.

For ages 7+
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Chichester Festival Theatre West Sussex PO19 6AP
Tue 27 Feb to Fri 1 March
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