Sorry We Didn’t Die At Sea

Author(s): Emanuele Aldrovandi, translated by Marco Young
Company: Riva Theatre and The Playwright’s Laboratory in association with Park Theatre
Running time: 1h 15min approx
Age recommendation: 15+

It’s the near future and Europe has failed. A domino effect of nationalist, isolationist policies has left the continent’s economies on the brink of collapse, and the very individuals who wanted to close its borders to immigrants are forced to flee across the seas.

In a claustrophobic shipping container, three unnamed travellers place their lives at the mercy of a mysterious people-smuggler. Forced to exist on the brink between civility and chaos, they pray that they will reach their destination. And yet there are natural—and human—forces at work which are far beyond their control.

This darkly comic, absurdist and political piece offers a story of migration where the roles are reversed—asking us how well we would fare if we were forced to make a perilous journey across the sea, and what lengths we would go to in order to survive.


Park Theatre, London

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