Evros - The Crossing River

This immersive experience envelopes you into the current refugee crisis. Evros - The Crossing River explodes with Seemia's unique blend of storytelling, musicality and physical theatre.
Evros - The Crossing River at the Arcola Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Friday 19 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 20 October 2018
Running time:1 hr 10 mins
Age suitability: 16+


After winning Summerhall's Lustrum Award 2018 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a feature on BBC World Service, Seemia Theatre's spellbinding Evros | The Crossing River returns to Arcola Theatre for two nights only.

Devised with support from Arcola Theatre as part of the LAB for BAMER artists, Theatre Deli and Arts Council England.


Follow Doaa, a 19 year old Syrian, on her journey of hope.

Meet the boy from the local garden centre, where all isn't quite as it seems.

Experience the physical descent of a couple whose grief brings them together and tears them apart.

Venture into the everyday of families in extreme conditions and follow the performers as they ask 'How can we walk in their shoes?'

EVROS envelops you into the present refugee crisis, through viscerally and intimately carrying you through the lives of those who travel through it.


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Previews from:Friday 19 October 2018

Press night:Friday 19 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 20 October 2018

Performance days & times


Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm






Charlotte Slater

Cheryl Prince

Manuel Lavandera

Maryam Davari

Robin Paley Yorke


Director: Sara Amini
Designer: Sara Amini
Costume designer: Theofano Pitsillidou
Production: Seemia Theatre

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