Eating the Copper Apple: Theatre + Q&A

Eating the Copper Apple is a soul-searching tale of identity by the poet and writer lisa luxx. It was performed on Sat 12 March 2022 at Home as part of Celebrating Syria Festival 2022.
Eating the Copper Apple is a tale shaped by lisa’s life. It weaves together politics and dreams, loss and fulfilment into a one-woman verse play that explores adoption and mixed heritage.

Taking audiences on a voyage from West Yorkshire to the borders of Syria through family, romance and culture, the show asked a big question: how do we become who we are?

Both funny and philosophical, this profound piece of theatre examined the immense impact of displacement on our sense of self.

The show was followed by a discussion with artist lisa luxx and moderated by producer Alia AlZougbi.

This event is part of the 5th Celebrating Syria: a Festival of Arts and Culture. For the full festival programme, please visit

Building on 4 years of success, culminating in an entirely virtual festival in December 2020, Rethink Rebuild Society persists with its creative mission, showcasing the talent and creativity of Syrian artists in the UK and presenting a truly bright image of Syria and its culture and heritage, an image that has long been neglected amidst the war and the refugee crisis.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Distance’, a title that is ‘inspired’ by social distancing measures imposed on us all as a result of the COVID-19, where isolation and distance became the norm and many people stayed away from loved ones. ‘Distance’ also sums up the experiences of many Syrian and non-Syrian people, forcibly displaced, exiled or refugees around the world as a result of injustice.