A Citizens Theatre production in association with Wonder Fools
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
Date Time Information 8 Nov 7.30pm Preview 9 Nov 7.30pm 10 Nov 7.30pm Discussion 11 Nov 2.30pm 11 Nov 7.30pm 14 Nov 7.30pm 15 Nov 7.30pm 16 Nov 7.30pm 17 Nov 7.30pm 18 Nov 2.30pm 18 Nov 7.30pm
Cast & Creative Team
Writer - Anders Lustgarten
Director – Jack Nurse
Assistant Director – Tess Monro
Lighting Designer – Benny Goodman
Designer – Alisa Kalyanova
Music – Stuart Ramage
Louise Mai Newberry
"a zeitgeist-capturing evocation of hope"
- The Herald
"Jack Nurse's production delivers an evening worth remembering"
- The Scotsman
"an intense experience"
- The Times
- Reviews Hub
"a nuanced performance and a powerful one"
- Wee Review
“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.