WE ALL COME FROM THE SEA AND BACK TO THE SEA WE WILL GO.
CITIZENS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH WONDER FOOLS
Telling the stories of human kindness behind the headlines, Lampedusa was a sell-out during its premiere run at Soho Theatre in London in 2015.
The Italian island of Lampedusa lies in the Mediterranean between Sicily, Tunisa and Libya. Once, fisherman Stefano made a living here.
Now, he uses his fishing boat to collect the bodies of drowned migrants from the sea. In the UK, Chinese-British student Denise is forced to go door to door for a payday loan company to finance her degree, meeting grinding poverty and racist prejudices as well as small acts of charity.
We urgently need a proper conversation about migration in this country, and in Europe.
Anders Lustgarten, 20 March 2015
8 November - 18 November 2017
Jack Nurse is supported by the Dewar Arts Award and Creative Scotland in order to direct this production of Lampedusa.
Louise Mai Newberry
Just been to see this with my wife. We both left with tears in our eyes and hope in our hearts, with a sprinkling of despair. Powerful story telling & performance, touching on the important issues of our time. Go see it if you get the chance! https://t.co/xhr60M3Rj3— Zara Kitson (@ZaraKitson) November 14, 2017
Powerful - ★★★★★ Reviews Hub A zeitgeist-capturing evocation of hope - ★★★★ The Herald
An evening worth remembering - ★★★★ - The Scotsman An intense experience - ★★★★ The Times
Moving and thought-provoking - ★★★★ The Daily Record
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