A refugee fairytale is coming to Stratford Circus Saturday, November 3rd. Adrift is a thoughtful theatre piece for ages 8+ made in collaboration with primary schools and refugee groups. Telling the story too many children face in a way that helps people of all ages to empathise and understand.

Two children are in a boat. One is rowing. One is fishing. Their talk is light-hearted: of catching a fish, a fish so big it will capsize the boat; of whales who will pull the boat; of mermaids who sing haunting melodies; and of land. A land with thick grass, green leaves, endless blue skies. A beautiful land. A safe land. Above all… a safe land.

Adrift is a poignant and important play from acclaimed children’s theatre company Action Transport Theatre. Following the story of two children adrift at sea fleeing conflict, it is a celebration of the resilience and the imagination of childhood.

A Refugee Fairytale

Fairytales have been a way for us to caution children for hundreds of years. With a world in turmoil, it can be difficult to explain some of the big problems to our children but theatre like this, told with tenderness and humour, has the power to provoke curiosity and conversation at home.

Further Information

When: Saturday 3rd November 2018 11am & 2pm

Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, London, E15 1BX


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