7.30pm, 5th November
The Y Theatre, 7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY
Devised and directed by Douglas Rintoul, a Transport/New Wolsey Theatre co-production. Presented in Leicester as part of the Platforma Festival.
‘There is something about the edge: the edge of the land and water. Here possibilities abound that don’t exist in the security of the interior.’ Sunand Prasad, Architect
Award-winning theatre company Transport returns with a multi-media sea saga. A woman steps into the English Channel. Five thousand miles away in West Bengal a man is swept up by a great storm surge. Two decades later their children meet on a beach by an English town that’s been abandoned to the sea. She’s training to swim the Channel. He’s a climate change refugee. Set in the near future, ‘The Edge’ takes us on a touching and fantastical journey through weather, time and friendship exploring the mythical place where the land meets the sea, posing vital questions about our future in a rapidly changing environment.
A Transport/New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich co-production.
Age guidance 14+ ‘
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