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    Scattered Dreams

    Tue 3 Oct - Thu 5 Oct at 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 - £12
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    A snapshot of the future. A dreamlike tale of a young climate refugee from East Anglia attempting to reclaim a sense of control.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeContains a depiction of near-death experience, flash floods, house fires and climate refuge, references to death and addiction, use of strong language. Age guidance: 15+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeSmoke/fog/haze,Strobe Lighting,Flashing Lights,Loud Noises,Food/Drinks consumed by performers,Alcohol consumed by performers onstage,Cooking on stage

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    Drip. Drip. Drop. Three sleeping bags, an improvised kitchen, a jar of dried crickets. A number of leaks that exceeds the number of bowls to catch them in.
     
    Adrian's life changes forever after an experience of a tragic flash flood. Now a climate refugee, he finds himself in an assigned living space in a city - a room shared with two strangers. There's only one bag of redbush left between them.

    In this room the forces of fire and water meet each other, merging Adrian's dreams with reality. The past leaks into the present as he tries to rebuild his life. Navigating the chaos of the refugee system, strict food plans and survivors’ guilt Adrian searches for an escape in the world of firefighting - following the lead of charismatic Sabrina. There he finds himself exposed to technology that provides an extraordinary sense of precision and control yet threatens to take him further from his own humanity.

    Credits

    • Directed by Aggie Jurochnik
    • Written by Luke Ofield
    • Dramaturgy by Lucy Davidson
    • Performed by Sam Miles, Jasmine Silk, Beata Neciuk, Jorge Torres
    • Sound by Matt Farr
    • Research Advice from Aida Kowalska
    • Produced by By Proxy
    • Supported by St Kathrine's Foundation and The Steamship Project Space
    • Props & Costume: Charlie Guy
    • Props & Costume Assistant: Chloe Boston
    "Exceptionally relatable and relevant investigation into our time."
    Kieron Vanston, Artistic Director of The Vaults (on previous work)
    "Absolutely outstanding; a crucial analysis of our time."
    Stephan, Artistic Director of the Glade (on previous work)
    "Incredible to see this group of young people come together and create something that’s so funny and present. Also tragic, I mean, this is really where our world is going."
    Roger Preece, St Katherine’s Foundation (on previous work)

    “It means so much to be working at CPT, it’s such a good opportunity to work in a professional environment at my age. I didn’t think that was ever going to happen and it means the world to me. It’s really going to help prepare me for my future and where I want to go”

    CYT participant and Camden student