Boat People


Inspired by a true story, 'Boat People' explores the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, focusing on the ethical dilemmas of the rescuers.
Boat People at Pentameters Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Pentameters Theatre
Started: Friday 16 February 2018
Closed: Sunday 4 March 2018
Running time:45 mins (approx)
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Emma Park is a writer and teacher.


Boat People is her first play.


It is inspired by a true story, and also draws on her experience working as a pupil barrister in shipping law.


You'll find more information about the play on the Boat People website.


Synopsis


Inspired by a true story, 'Boat People' explores the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, focusing on the ethical dilemmas of the rescuers.


In the High Court of Justice, Captain Papangelos - Greek master of a cargo ship - is called as a witness over his decision, without the permission of his shipowners, to change course from a routine voyage to rescue a boatload of migrants trying to make their way to Europe.


The trial develops into a battle of wits and clash of personalities between the Captain and Miss Featherstone QC - the barrister cross-examining him - who seeks to show, by every means possible, that he should have left the 'boat people' where they were.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
28 Heath Street
Hampstead
London NW3 6TE

Box office tel: 020 7435 3648

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 16 February 2018

Closes:Sunday 4 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 5-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£13

Concessions:
£10

Cast


Louise Morell as Miss Featherstone QC

Creatives


Author: Emma Park
Director: Harry Meacher
Production: Léonie Scott-Matthews

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