I Belong There


I Belong There

“The fighting starts, without humanity; the countdown begins; you say goodbye to the people you love, the place you call home. This is my story and I have to tell it.”

‘I Belong There’ is a play about war, survival and hope. A one man show that delves deep into the heart of what it means to be Syrian living in the UK today. It invites us to think about what happens when a revolution starts and what can you do when the borders close.

Created and performed by Syrian Artist Oday Alkhalidi. Directed by Rhiannon White.

Performed at Sherman Theatre (2015), Solas Festival, Glasgow (2015) and Southbank Centre London as part of Being a Man Festival (2016)

In 2016 Oday Alkhalidi was awarded a Change maker Award at the Southbank Centre.


‘Where am I going?’

National Theatre Wales Community, January 9th 2016


Directed by Rhiannon White. I Belong There was supported by WalesLab, a National Theatre Wales’ artist development initiative.