A comedy about a tragedy
COCKPIT THEATRE 3 - 7 & 9 January 2017
A devised production directed by Sophie NL Besse.
Co-produced by The Cockpit
SATURDAY 7TH JAN
SIDE BY SIDE Refugees, An NGO providing first-hand relief to those living in the refugee camp of Calais and Dunkirk
'BORDERLINE' JANUARY RUN PROGRAMME
TUESDAY 3RD JAN
PAPER PEOPLE PROJECT by Gladys Chav Charvey.
Sue is an artist who spent many months in the Jungle. She will present her "Paper People Project", an artwork made by the public, be one of 10 000!
WEDNESDAY 4TH JAN
THE ISLINGTON CENTRE FOR REFUGEE AND MIGRANTS
is coming to talk about the multi-faceted work they do with refugees and migrants in London.
THURSDAY 5TH JAN
The company was created by Joe and Joe. Sponsored by The National and The Old vic, chaired by Stephen Daldry, the company brought a dome to the Jungle. More than a theatre it was a crucial warm and welcoming community space for everyone in the jungle.
FRIDAY 6TH JAN
COUNTERPOINT ARTS is a UK based charity that engages with refugee and migrant experiences through arts and cultural programmes.
PSYCHEdelight has been running workshops with refugees in Calais and London for a year and Sophie witnessed among them an eagerness for comedy as a way to contrast and express their tragedy.
This experience gave her the impulse to create "Borderline" in collaboration with Frank Wurzinger, a professional clown practitioner. The cast will entail of an ensemble of refugee and european performers alltogether from 7 different nationalities : Uk, France, Syria, Afghanistan, Chile and Sudan.
The show will be accompanied by live music composed by a Syrian-UK duo.
This production is co-produced by The Cockpit Theatre in London where we will be in residence for our R&D. The premiere will take place during the Voila! Festival before touring the UK.
DIRECTOR Sophie NL Besse.
CLOWN FACILITATOR Frank Würzinger
ENSEMBLE WORK Rémy Bertrand.
SET DESIGNER Petra Hjortsberg
LIGHT AND SOUND DESIGNER George Galkin
STAGE MANAGER Amal Kebaier
Abd Alrehman Slama , Baraa Halabieh, Charly Martelli, Delia Remy, Gareth Watkins, Enayat Khan, Lujza Richter, Mohamed Sàrràr, Mohanad Hasb Alrsol Badr, Naqeeb Saide, Peter Pearson.
MONDAY 9TH JAN
THE CARAVAN PROJECT is a theatre company working with refugees and vulnerable people, touring in refugees camp in Lebanon.