A Transport/New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich co-production
A sea saga for the 21st Century - toured autmn 2015
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