Author(s): Stephanie Dale
Company: Angel Exit Theatre

Salt is set between 1681 and the present day and shines a light on the Newfoundland trade that was at its height from the mid-17th century until the mid-19th century and saw Poole sailors bring salt cod from Newfoundland to the ports of Spain, Portugal and Italy, and return with salt, olive oil and wine.

By the end of the 17th century, many Dorset families had settled in Newfoundland, economic migrants from rural and coastal poverty in search of new lives in a new land, and the play focuses on the first brave women who made the treacherous voyage to a hostile land to settle.

Salt will be performed promenade-style in the Concert Hall at Lighthouse and on the streets of Poole.


Lighthouse, Poole

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