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
 

 

 

 

DATES

8 November - 18 November 2017

Citizens Theatre


Jack Nurse is supported by the Dewar Arts Award and Creative Scotland in order to direct this production of Lampedusa

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CAST

Louise Mai Newberry
Andy Clark

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer 
Anders Lustgarten

Director
Jack Nurse

Designer
Alisa Kalyanova

Lighting Designer
Benny Goodman

Assistant Director
Tess Monro

Casting Director

Laura Donnelly

Producer
Steph Connell

Associate Director
Robbie Gordon

Images by Alex Brady


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

 

Staging Anders Lustgarten's Lampedusa has involved an exciting research and development process. To find out more take a look at our development blog: