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05 November 2015  -  05 November 2015

The Edge

The Edge

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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