How Not To Drown

A ThickSkin and Traverse Theatre Company production,

co-produced with Tron Theatre and Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

In 2002, in the turmoil after the end of the Kosovan War, Dritan is sent on the notoriously perilous journey across the Adriatic with a gang of people smugglers to a new life in Europe. He relies on his young wit and charm to make it to the UK. But the fight for survival continues as he clings to his identity and sense of self when he ends up in the British Care system.

 

How Not to Drown shares a story of endurance for a little kid who wasn’t safe or welcome anywhere in the world.

Creative Team:

Director, Co-Choreographer - Neil Bettles

Co-Choreographer - Jonnie Riordan

Designer - Becky Minto

Sound Designer - Alexandra Braithwait

Lighting Designer - Zoe Spurr ​

Cast:

Dritan Kastrati, Ajjaz Awad, Esme Bayley, Daniel Cahill, Reuben Joseph.

*** WINNER ***

SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD

*** WINNER ***

HERALD ANGEL AWARD

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"STUNNING, FLUID, BEAUTIFUL CHOREOGRAPHY" ★★★★★ British Theatre

"THE STAGING IS AS TURBULENT AND AS KNIFE-EDGE AS KASTRATI'S LIFE ITSELF" ★★★★

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"SUPERBLY PHYSICAL PRODUCTION" ★★★★★

The Scotsman

"FLUENTLY TOLD AND SHOCKING IN IT'S STRAIGHTFORWARD ACCOUNT" ★★★★

The Times