From the Sky to your Hands

Date(s) - 08/11/2017 - 11/11/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Live Theatre Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ

Box office contact
0191 232 1232


General pricing info
Over 60s £12
Other concessions £6

About From the Sky to your Hands

World Premiere

A Live Theatre Production

Told by Joana Geronimo
Written by by Juliana Mensah
Directed by Paul James
Designed by Alison Ashton
Musical Direction Mariam Rezaei

 “I tell him that you don’t know what I have been through… for us to be here. You have to work hard. Nothing comes from the sky to your hands…”

Joana came to Newcastle with her baby son Osvaldo from Angola in 2003.

In 2008 Joana took part in From Home To Newcastle, a Live Theatre verbatim piece about asylum seekers and refugees. Almost ten years later this new play catches up with Joana – how have things changed for her and her family, including Osvaldo, now a typical Geordie teenager?

Performed by Joana herself alongside actors from Live’s Youth Theatre, From the Sky to Your Hands tells, in their own words and with music and humour, a story of parenthood, longing and belonging.

Approx. 1hr

Wed 8 7.30pm
Thu 9 7.30pm
Fri 10 7.30pm
Sat 11 2pm 7.30pm

Suitable for ages 13+, contains strong language


Meet the Creative Team

THU 9 NOV (after 7.30pm show)

Joana, the writer, director and cast discuss bringing Joana’s story to the stage and issues raised in the play with representatives from charities that work with refugees in the region.

FREE, with ticket for that evening’s show