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You can’t stop the boats: Sorry We Didn’t Die At Sea @ParkTheatre

Sorry We Didn’t Die At Sea by Italian playwright Emanuele Aldrovandi and translated by Marco Young, has made a topical return to London at the Park Theatre after playing earlier this summer at the Seven Dials Playhouse. In a week when leaders and leaders in waiting were talking about illegal immigration, it seemed like a topical choice . It also has one hell of an evocative title. The piece opens with Adriano Celantano’s Prisencolinensinainciusol , which sets the scene for what we are about to see. After all, a song about communication barriers seems perfect for a play about people trafficking and illegal immigration. One side doesn’t understand why they happen, and the other still comes regardless of the latest government announcement / slogan .  However, the twist here is that the crossing is undertaken the other way. People are fleeing Europe instead of escaping war or poverty in Africa or the Middle East. It’s set sometime in the not-too-distant future. There is a crisis causing p
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The weekend trip has had a positive impact on me.
  1. I have been drinking more French red... It helps with the cold I still have...
  2. I have been enthralling colleagues with photos from France.
  3. Plus since returning I have downloaded some music off iTunes by Dalida.
Quand on voulait la danser
Il suffisait de marcher
Le lambeth walk
C'était pas compliqué
He !

So I now have the French version of "The Lambeth Walk"... And I never did have enough eighties French pop in my collection...

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