Recommended Age Guideline 16+

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’



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July 30

Preview 19:00 (80mins) | £15 / £9 conc.

Aug 3

Preview 21:30 (80mins) | £15 / £9 conc.

Aug 6

2for1 13:00 (80mins) | £22 / £16.50 conc. / £15 conc. / £5 conc.

Aug 4-25 (not Mondays)

Various times (80mins) | £22 / £16.50 conc. / £15 conc. / £5 conc.


Creative Team

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


Traverse Theatre

  • July 30
  • Aug 3
  • Aug 6
  • Aug 4-25 (not Mondays)

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