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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.
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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London NW3 6TE
Performance days & times
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Author: Emma Park
Director: Harry Meacher
Production: Léonie Scott-Matthews