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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

Idle bar chatter... Friday

Paul: Do you think those two are together?
J: Who?
Paul: That old guy and that young boy over there…
J: Yes they are.
Paul: Because…?
J: Because they are wearing the same sort of shirts and the older one is being protective of the younger one…
Paul: Like by giving you those death stares he is doing right now because he knows that you are talking about them…
J: Exactly!
Paul: I don't know what he is worried about… They both look shocking who would want 'em??

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