Glasgow Girls the musical comes to Perth

Amal and Liz
Amal fundraising for Scottish Refugee Council

Last week, Amal Azzudin sat in the Kings Theatre in Glasgow and watched the story of her own- and her friends' - teenage years set to music on the stage. We asked her, how does it feel to see your own experience presented this way?

"I have seen the Glasgow Girls musical many times and every time I feel really emotional as if I am seeing it for the first time.

"Ultimately, I leave the musical feeling very proud. Proud to be part of a very special community who stood against injustice even though the odds were against us. 

"The story began over 15 years ago and it saddens me that it is still relevant today.

"With the current anti-immigration rhetoric and xenophobia caused by Brexit the story needs to be told again to remind people of the inhumane and degrading treatment people seeking sanctuary and safety experience on a daily basis.

"The show perfectly encapsulates the power of solidarity, justice and humanity.

"I am pleased to hear that the show has been well received. I hope that people who have watched the show leave with a better understanding of the issue and a feeling that they can do something - no matter how small - to help their fellow human beings who did not choose to become refugees.

"As a Scottish Refugee Council ambassador I hope people donate generously at the end of each show as there will be volunteers collecting funds for the great and much needed work supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities."

Glasgow Girls continues its tour of Scotland. Catch it now at Perth Theatre 20 January - Sun 3 February. More info and tickets here

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