Lampedusa

A Citizens Theatre production in association with Wonder Fools
Lampedusa

Telling the stories of human kindness behind the headlines, Lampedusa was a sell-out during its premiere run at Soho Theatre in London in 2015.

The Italian island of Lampedusa lies in the Mediterranean between Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. Once, fisherman Stefano made a living here.

Now, he uses his fishing boat to collect the bodies of drowned migrants from the sea. In the UK, Chinese-British student Denise is forced to go door to door for a payday loan company to finance her degree, meeting grinding poverty and racist prejudices as well as small acts of charity.

POST SHOW TALK
Friday 10 November
Stay after the show for a free discussion event with director Jack Nuse, Anders Lustgarten (playwright), Pinar Aksu (Activist, Theatre Maker and Community Development Worker) and Teresa Piacentini. (Researcher, Practitioner and Activist who also lectures at Glasgow University).
AN AFTERNOON OF CELEBRATION AT THE CITIZENS THEATRE 
Friday 17 November
Come along to an afternoon of entertainment celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures in Glasgow.  Click to find out more.  

Supported by Sonia Raphael

  • DATES
    DateTimeInformation
    8 Nov7.30pm Preview
    9 Nov7.30pm
    10 Nov7.30pm Discussion
    11 Nov2.30pm
    11 Nov7.30pm
    14 Nov7.30pm
    15 Nov7.30pm
    16 Nov7.30pm
    17 Nov7.30pm
    18 Nov2.30pm
    18 Nov7.30pm

  • Cast & Creative Team
    Creatives

    Writer - Anders Lustgarten
    Director – Jack Nurse
    Assistant Director – Tess Monro
    Lighting Designer – Benny Goodman
    Designer – Alisa Kalyanova
    Music – Stuart Ramage


    CAST

    Andy Clark
    Louise Mai Newberry

Reviews

"a zeitgeist-capturing evocation of hope"
- The Herald

"Jack Nurse's production delivers an evening worth remembering"
- The Scotsman

"an intense experience"
- The Times

"powerful"
- Reviews Hub

"a nuanced performance and a powerful one"
- Wee Review

Press

“I could see the migrant wave coming when I was looking at all this, but no one was talking about it."

Anders Lustgarten spoke to the The Herald about the origins of the play.

Video

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Running Time: 1hr 10m
Circle Studio

 

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