An alarmingly normal man is kicked out of the house by his wife. After hours of walking, tired and lost in the middle of nowhere, Adam needs a lift and a sofa for the night. An old school friend with a dark past arrives and they spend the night in the open, dreaming up Little Eden, the best of all possible worlds where everything is for the best. Or is it?
Supported by the Arts Council, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and directed by Adina Levay, the story of Little Eden has been devised by a passionate and talented ensemble comprised of young asylum seekers from Norwich and professional theatre makers. Together they have created an original piece of theatre exploring the connection between people and place, and the dynamic affecting this relationship, exploring narratives of identity, belonging and displacement. The play has been written by Belona Greenwood from rehearsals in a process where authorship is shared.
A parallel story strand follows the journey of two young refugees from Africa to the UK, finally arriving in Little Eden just in time for a party with unexpected results.
The production aims to challenge negative public attitudes towards asylum and immigration and to increase the representation of BAME in the arts in our region.
14-18 April, 7.30 pm. The Garage, Norwich,
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)
Theatre Royal Box Office, 01603 630 000
More info: https://www.facebook.com/chalkcircletheatrecompany