Produced By: Seemia Theatre

Evros: The Crossing River

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
14 May 2020
Times:
14 May, 19:30

This show has been postponed until an as-yet-unknown future date. If you require further information please contact our Box Office directly. All current ticket holders will be contacted directly.

After winning Summerhall’s Lustrum Award 2018 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and being featured on BBC World Service, Seemia Theatre’s spellbinding Evros | The Crossing River comes to The Place, Bedford.
Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love. The boy from the local garden centre, whose tranquil existence amongst the flowers is torn apart. A mother who cannot keep her children safe.
This immersive experience envelopes you into the current refugee crisis. Evros | The Crossing River explodes with Seemia’s unique blend of storytelling, musicality and physical theatre.
Devised with generous support from Arcola Theatre as part of the LAB for BAMER artists, Theatre Deli and Arts Council England. The 2019-2020 tour is supported using public funding from National Lottery through Arts Council England.
★★★★ “Emotive, challenging and sharp” – PlaysToSee
★★★★ “Steeped in emotion” – GetTheChance
★★★★ “Evros is unavoidably relevant in its disturbing illustration of oppressive systems and dehumanisation” – Theatre Full Stop
“A haunting and harrowing portrait of family suffering down the ages ” – The Stage
“Incredibly powerful and moving” – TheatreBubble
“Evros is a truly vital and moving response to an urgent political subject” – VoiceMag
Winner of Summerhall Lustrum Award 2018
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2018 Nominated
Featured on BBC World Service’s Tamasha Arts


About the Company
From the native Persian, Seemia translates as ‘Casting a spell with words.’ True to it’s word, Seemia's production, Evros , is a spellbinding show. Seemia Theatre are an acclaimed international theatre ensemble dedicated to sharing stories that ought to be heard. We endeavour to connect the performers and audience with current issues in society fusing physical theatre, musicality, poetic text and storytelling.
The ensemble of 6 artists from Iran, Argentina and the UK was established in October 2015 following 8 months of training with award-winning Polish theatre company, Song of the Goat. Seemia Theatre are supported by Tangled Feet through their Emerging Ensemble Mentoring progamme.
Directed by Sara Amini
Devised and Performed by Charlotte Slater, Cheryl Prince, Manuel Lavandera, Maryam Davari and Robin Paley Yorke
Designed by Theofano Pitsillidou

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