maMA, TROo BAmies/ Mum, I eat ocra now

Sunday 17 Jul 2022

Dear Greek immigrants of the UK,

How long have you been here for? Three months? Eighty-five years? Reason for immigration? If this country was a sound, what kind of sound would it be? What would it taste like? Five senses… Countless emotions… Do you always tell your family back home how you are feeling? Do they treat you like a Caryatid? If your life here was one of the popular tales we grew up with, which character would you be? In a fantasy world, what would you change to make this country the perfect place to live? Would you make it more homely? How do you define home? Is it true that everybody hates eating their mama’s ocra back home? Is it true that Greeks love smashing plates?

Why don’t we immerse in each other’s culture?

“If you combine two or three nations, your heart is larger. Your capacity to understand is deeper.” Stanislav Szucalski


Creator: Katerina Petridou


  • Georgia Hadjinikolaou
  • Katerina Ioannou
  • Eleni Kokoli
  • Konstantinos Mantsos
  • Spyros Paroutis
  • Dimitris Paximadas
  • Christina Tsartsaraki
  • Dimitra Karadimitriou

Musicians: Giorgos Angelopoulos & Sotiris Georgiou

Special thanks to: The Hellenic Centre, MGR My Greek Radio, Yogaloom Studio, Dor-2-Dor, Greek List, T. Nadiotis Insurance & Financial Services Limited, Diavazo Greek Books, Leicester Greek School, St John The Baptist Greek Orthodox School, Highgate Primary School

Organised by Teleporta theatre workshop Supported by The Hellenic Centre


The Hellenic Centre


Free entry, RSVP required



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