A Walk With Amal

Meet “Little” Amal, the 3.5 metre puppet and beating heart of The Walk.

WORDS BY TASH COWLEY

ON THE ROAD — THEATRE — Issue 8

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On paper, Amal seems like any other child. She is inquisitive, outdoorsy, loves dancing, and enjoys making new friends. However, Amal is not your typical nine-year-old; in fact, she is a 3.5-metre-tall puppet who went on an epic five-month walk around the world. Sadly, however, this lengthy journey does not set Amal apart from other children as much as we would hope. Every year, thousands of refugee children are faced with arduous, dangerous journeys away from their homes in the pursuit of safety, and on arrival, many are met with hostility and suspicion. It is for this reason that Artistic Director Amir Nizar Zuabi decided to bring Amal to life in The Walk, an epic theatrical odyssey...

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Bari by Teatro Pubblico Pugliese

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