The Castaways by White Tree Theatre
The Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield
Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018
6:00pm to 6:45pm
In the not too distant future, flooding and coastal erosion have ravaged many parts of the UK, and scores of towns and cities have been destroyed. Despite the warning signs, the rallies and petitions,
the problem has been largely ignored. Now the country is in a state of emergency.
Turning the international refugee crisis on its head, The Castaways is the story of Sam, a young mother trying to protect her family and find a new home in a country on the brink of environmental
devastation. She and her young son are flooded out of their home in York, and from there they embark on a journey that will lead them from camp to camp, forced into a reality of hunger and
uncertainty. With a growing population of desperate migrants, border control is strict, but as the veneer of civilisation begins to slip, Sam is faced with the dangerous decision to flee.
The Castaways is a piece of theatre that was initially written and showcased as part of a Script Yorkshire new writing project, and in association with Wildgoose Theatre, York. Since then it has received development support from Hull Help For Refugees and St Mary’s College, Hull.
Part of Migration Matters Festival.
The Montgomery Theatre , Montgomery Hall, Surrey St , Sheffield