A REFUGEE SINGS WORLD SONGS
Written & Directed By: Loucas Loizou
Talented SA singer-songwriter Loucas Loizou shares his experiences as a Greek-Cypriot
refugee in his 2018 Adelaide Fringe show, A Refugee Sings the World Songs.
The show starts with the story of a boy who lived in a village in Cyprus with his parents and
his brothers and sisters.
At that time, Cyprus was a colony of England and the Cypriots were fighting for their
independence. English soldiers used to enter into houses looking for guns.
Loucas was only seven years old when the soldiers entered his house. He was frightened and
started crying. His father told him that when he was frightened he should start singing and he
sang the National Anthem to help calm him down.
“From that day on, I kept singing all the time until now at the age of 70 years old. Singing
became my salvation,” said Loucas.
Eventually Loucas found himself in London as a refugee. His first job at a Greek restaurant
saw his guitar and singing skills come in handy when the owner, Mr Stavros, asked him to
audition for his son – who happened to be Cat Stevens.
“The main part of the show it is timeless songs in a number of languages. I explain the core of
the songs and I perform them with an acoustic guitar,” said Loucas.
Approx. Running Time: 60 minutes
Suitable for ages: yes
Gluttony, February 17-18, March 10-12, 4pm
Adina Treasury Tunnels, February 17 and March 9-10 8.30pm,
The British Hotel Port Adelaide, February 23-24, 8.15pm
Gluttony-The Bally- Rymill Park
Adina Treasury Tunnels, 2 Flinders street,city
The British Hotel, Port Adelaide
Adelaide Tix 1300 621 255
$25 adults $20 Concession $60 Family