The Dead Sea – a theatre performance highlighting the threats facing our seas

Thursday 4th January 2018

The Dead Sea posterThe Dead Sea

Theatrician Louise White has teamed up with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to bring to life the real issues facing our seas and marine wildlife

The Dead Sea is a performance suitable for all ages, looking to get everyone excited about saving our planet and looking towards the future. Written and performed by Louise White, The Dead Sea takes the audience on a mission to the deep ocean. On the way tragedy strikes and Louise’s life and childhood dreams hang in the balance. Will she make her way back to the surface? Will she conquer her fear of the sea?

Join Louise on her journey as she explores the ocean depths. With a mix of light humour, adventure and tragedy; Louise faces plenty of challenges as she pursues her dreams below the waves.

Tammy Smalley, Head of Conservation, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, said:

"This play reaches inside of you, gives your mind food, the lighting and sound track gives you peace, and along the way you giggle, smile and remember seaside adventures. It makes you yearn for more of them! I have watched others’ reactions and I know, whatever the age, they are lost under the sea enjoying themselves but thinking ‘what can I do?’

Each performance will be followed by a 15 minute presentation by Tammy Smalley on marine nature conservation and how people can help. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has held a workshop with young members from Wildlife Watch and Junior Wardens to create artwork to be used in the foyers of the theatres.

The Dead Sea performances:

Stamford Arts Centre: 2pm, Sat 20 January 2018
£1 - £6

• Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton: Tues 30 January 2018, time TBC

• Brewhouse, Burton: 1pm, Sat 10 February 2018

Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre: 2pm, Tues 13 February 2018
£6 / £5 concessions / £20 family of four

Lincoln Drill Hall: 1pm, Wed 14 February 2018

• South Holland Centre, Spalding: 2pm, Fri 16 February 2018
Extra: Move Like A Sea Creature post-show family activity run by Louise White. £1 per child

Derby Theatre: 4pm, Sat 24 February 2018
Tickets are available direct from the theatres, please click on the links above.

The Dead Sea is being made with support from In Good Company, Nottingham Trent University, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, and Curve Breakthrough Companies. This is a project funded by the Arts Council and Big House with in kind match funding from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. ‘Work in Progress’ shows have been held in Camden, Derby and Nottingham, to develop the play further based on audiences feedback. If successful, a discussion and larger bid will be developed to take the play further afield than East Midlands.


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