Tugging at the Sea

07 Jul 2024

LegalAliens Theatre

“If I was a moon, I’d tug at the sea, to draw the land piece by piece closer to me… 

A strange place where once welcoming people are now barricading themselves.
Bizarre politicians arguing about slogans.
Paper boats, of all sizes and colours.  
Who are the real invaders?

After the success of Ali In Wonder(Eng)land, LegalAliens Theatre returns to Jacksons Lane with another surreal, hilarious, yet deeply touching piece devised and created by 25 participants in their free classes for refugees and migrants. 

Using a fragmented narrative, physical theatre, songs and direct testimonies, Tugging At The Sea asks audiences to recognise the absurdity of the propaganda against asylum seekers. Thanks to a collaboration with visual artist Bern O’Donoghue, the stage will be covered in paper boats, as a celebration of shared humanity.  

Performed by participants in LegalAliens Theatre’s free classes for migrants and refugees. To find out more about how to join a session click here .

LegalAliens is a Haringey-based ensemble and Theatre of Sanctuary founded by professional artists who are migrants in the UK. At the core of their vision is a theatre that platforms migrants and refugees as artists, creatives, participants and audiences. From devised works to plays in translation, to shows co-created with local communities, LegalAliens makes engaging, meaningful theatre that gives voice to those unheard. 

Supported by Bedford Creative Arts and the Supporting Arts Foundation.
With thanks to The Engine Room Tottenham Hale .

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