Tuesday 14 November 7.30pm
Pentabus and ThickSkin presents
By Tim Foley Directed by Neil Bettles (ThickSkin) & Elle While (Pentabus)
An inspiring story about hope, love and belonging.
Two brothers on a beach need to figure out what to do with their dad – but the sea has other ideas.
Mark and Tiny walk the shore of Seaton Carew in the North East. Their dad is dying, and their town is crumbling. Family rifts and political divides try to pull them apart, while a figure made of driftwood stalks the shore at night.
Pentabus and ThickSkin are two of the UK’s most prominent theatre companies. Joining forces to present Driftwood, a new play by Bruntwood Prize Winner, Tim Foley (Electric Rosary).
Directed by a stellar team, Elle While (The Globe’s Hamlet, West End revival The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Neil Bettles (Disney’s Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning), this intoxicating and mystical new play delivers a distinctive physical and cinematic production not to be missed.
“Pentabus are champions of rural touring and are ‘one of British theatre’s unsung treasures.”The Guardian
“[ThickSkin’s] elusive new, fresh, and cool material you have been searching for”ManchesterTheatres.com
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students
Age recommendation: 12+
Access: All performances have integrated creative captions.
Content advisory: this production contains themes of death and dying