Bibs, Boats, Borders & Bastards highlights the political issues and delves into the people behind the refugee crisis with documentary style scenes, puppetry, live music and bouffon scenes, creating a dynamic and riveting performance that questions your beliefs and viewpoints.
In the first week of November 2015, we staged this political play in Clifftown Theatre after a 6 week rehearsal period. The intense research and rehearsal process as well as the strong reactions of our audience have given both us and our director Andre Pink the certainty that our message needs to be given a life outside of the university.
We brought our play to The Cockpit theatre as part of the Camden Fringe in August 2016.
This is a great first show from Backpack Theatre (…) I’m sure this talented group will set sail again, they clearly have a passion for storytelling.
Read the full review by Views From The Gods here.
Bria de la Mare
Ciara Ellen Molloy
Emi Del Bene
Director: Andre Pink
Production Manager: Emi Del Bene
Set Design: Carlos Moral Reis
Costume: Susana Pedroso
Musical Director: Birte Widmann
Stage Manager: Yasmin Ahsanullah
Light & Sound: Ben Jacobs
Finance: Alexander O’Connell
Fundraising: James Little
Dramaturg: Bria de la Mare
Marketing & Props: Rele Molapo
Design & Editor: Ella Bellsz
Photography: Derek Adams
University of Essex
Margaret ‘Jiggs’ Coldiron
Carlos Moral Reis
Emily de la Mare
Meet our cast and find out more about how we created the show in the video below!