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Presented by Award-winning theatre company, ThickSkin

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Thu 26 Jan - Sat 11 Feb 2023 2.30pm & 7.30pm BSL Interpreted: Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pm Captioned: Fri 10 Feb, 7.30pm Audio Described: Sat 11 Feb, 2.30pm


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Theatre Royal Stratford East
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Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN

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About How Not To Drown

ThickSkin return to the stage with an action packed, highly visual production telling the painful yet uplifting true story of an 11-year-old unaccompanied asylum-seeker. In 2002, in the turmoil after the end of the Kosovan War, Dritan is sent on the notoriously perilous journey across the Adriatic with a gang of people smugglers to a new life in Europe. He relies on his young wit and charm to make it to the UK. But the fight for survival continues as he clings to his identity and sense of self when he ends up in the British care system. HOW NOT TO DROWN shares a story of endurance for a kid who wasn’t safe or welcome anywhere in the world, performed by an ensemble cast starring Dritan Kastrati himself. Age Recommendation: 14+ Contains loud sound effects and bangs, flashing lights and haze. The show contains themes of war.