The Swallowing Dark at Theatre503 from 1 Nov


The Swallowing Dark, written by Lizzie Nunnery, is at the Theatre503, Battersea, from 1 Nov - 26 Nov 2011.

Directed by Paul Robinson, sound by Xenia Bayer, lighting by Richard Howell, design by Alex Eales, costume by Jacquie Davies, produced by Theatre503 and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Cast includes Allyson Ava-Brown (Martha), Wil Johnson (Canaan).

The Swallowing Dark is written from first hand refugee experiences through Refugee Action. It follows story of refugee Canaan, who with his young son has escaped the horrors of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe to a new life in Liverpool. Canaan thought he’d left the past in the country he’d fled, but when Martha, a British Immigration caseworker reopens his case, he is fighting for his life once again. Fact, fiction and folklore collide to expose the lies we tell for the ones we love.

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