Theatre Deli’s team is offering technical, administrative and creative support to a brand-new, Somali-language play, created in partnership with Reach Up Youth and funded by the South Yorkshire Police Commissioner

Kulan, a play about four lives crossing paths, is an original story written by local champion Safiya Saeed, project manager for Reach Up Youth, and Councillor for Burngreave*. 

The story sees four young people meeting by chance at an airport, as one pair set off to Somalia and the other enter the UK for the first time. What advice can they offer each other on staying true to themselves, and growing as part of another culture? 

Specifically created for young people from Sheffield’s Somali population of approximately 5000, Kulan will be performed in Somali language with some English, at Israac Somali Community Association. The evening will include live entertainment from Somali artists including music and poetry.

Kulan will take place at Israac Somali Community Association on Wednesday 25th May. Tickets are £10 and are available on the door and can be reserved at [email protected] or by calling Safiya on 07473 527520.

*Safiya received funding for the project prior to her appointment as councillor. 

"We are excited to have created a community play, in partnership with Theatre Deli. We want this play to encourage young people to connect with their roots and where they call home.”

Safiya Saeed, Project Manager for Reach Up Youth 

"Theatre Deli is extremely excited to be supporting Reach Up Youth to put on such an important play which highlights many cultural topics that impact our Somali community. This bi-lingual production will shine a spotlight on some of our city's upcoming theatrical stars and is a show that is not to be missed"

Nathan Geering, Co-Artistic Director for Theatre Deli