Theatre Porto in partnership with St. Bernard’s RC Primary School present
Adrift – a refugee fairytale
Ages: 8+ year olds
Two children are in a boat. They play. They laugh. They argue.
They dream of catching a fish so big it will capsize the boat. Of encountering a mermaid who will sing them the most beautiful melodies. Of lassoing a whale who will pull them to shore, to a new land of thick green grass and endless blue skies. A safe land.
Adrift is a brand new play from Beverley Hancock-Smith, developed by acclaimed children’s theatre company Theatre Porto, created in partnership with St. Bernard’s RC Primary School.
About the show
Adrift brings together the celebrated company behind the critically acclaimed STATIk and Happily Ever After with international mime and physical theatre artists Vini Carvalho (Brazil) and Carmen Arquelladas (Spain), original music from Patrick Dineen (Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf, Happily Ever After) and enchanting design from Lois Maskell (The Mighty Boosh).
Told with tenderness, humour and ATT’s signature visual storytelling, Adrift is a celebration of the resilience and imagination of childhood.
Adrift is a Big Imaginations commission
Created in partnership with the pupils of St. Bernard’s RC Primary School, Ellesmere Port.
- Writer – Beverley Hancock-Smith
- Director – Nina Hajiyianni
- Dramaturg – Kevin Dyer
- Composer – Patrick Dineen
- Designer – Lois Maskell
- Performers – Carmen Arquelladas & Vini Carvalho
“Every child in the UK needs to see this show.” – Audience Member
“Heartbreaking, captivating, hilarious” – Audience Member
“As always — theatre that is truly for, with and by young people” – Audience Member
“Perceptive, funny and powerfully told. One of the most important plays you’ll ever see.” – Audience Member