ThickSkin and Traverse Theatre Company production,
co-produced with Tron Theatre and Lawrence Batley Theatre
A painful yet uplifting true story of a child asylum-seeker arriving in the UK.
At eleven years old, Dritan is sent on the notoriously perilous journey across the Adriatic to a new life in Europe, only to continue his fight for survival in the British Care System.
“I don’t know why my Dad let me go… I was too young, too weak, to make this journey. He wouldn’t have sent me unless there was a reason.”
Award-winning theatre company, ThickSkin, returns to the stage with an action packed, highly visual production.
Note: Contains Strong language, strobe lighting, loud noises and scenes of violence.
“technically daring and breathlessly orchestrated”
Metro on ‘The Static’
Commissioned by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre. Supported by Creative Scotland,
Arts Council England, November Productions, Citizens Theatre and the City of Edinburgh Council. Developed with support from The University of Edinburgh.
Writers: Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati
Direction and Choreography: Neil Bettles
Design and Costume: Becky Minto
Sound: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Co-choreography: Jonnie Riordan