A Transport/New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich co-production
A sea saga for the 21st Century - toured autmn 2016
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 and posing vital questions about our future in a rapidly-changing environment.
The Edge is made by the creative team behind the Offie-nominated 1001 Nights (Unicorn Theatre and Tour) and Elegy, winner of a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright’s Award. The Edge brings together text, movement, projection and original music in a production which is poetic, funny, magical, moving and human.
‘Innovative.' **** I-MAGAZINE
'Strong acting, effective staging and poetic writing, The Edge is well worth a watch.'
'Intelligent piece of crusading theatre' THE STAGE
'Remarkable' **** THE FIX MAGAZINE
''A powerful, collaborative play...eye opening and insightful'. EXPOSURE
'With its topical themes, excellent acting and production,
The Edge comes highly recommended' EADT
Read our blog on the making of The Edge