Seemia Theatre are generously supported by Theatre Deli and Arts Council England, and are a Tangled Feet mentored company.

Photographs of Whispers by Omid Salehi & Mohammad Hossieni. Photographs of Evros by Arash Ashtiani,  Bardia Jalali, Kamal Mostofi, Mina Tolouei Azar and members of the ensemble.

©2019 by Seemia Theatre.

EVROS | THE CROSSING RIVER

As seen on 

19:30   19 June  *Post-Show Q&A

£ Pay What You Decide

Square Chapel Arts Centre 

Halifax HX1 1QG

01422 349 422

19:30   21 June  *Post-Show Q&A

£5

Brasshouse Community Centre

Smethwick

19:30   5-6 Nov  

*Post-Show Q&A 6 Nov

£14/10

The Albany

Deptford, London

synopsis

Follow Doaa, a 19 year old Syrian, on her journey of hope. Meet the boy from the local garden centre, where all isn’t quite as it seems. Experience the physical descent of a couple whose grief brings them together and tears them apart. Venture into the everyday of families in extreme conditions and follow the performers as they ask;

 

‘How can we walk in their shoes?’

Our sincere thanks to those who have helped Seemia.

 

International touring of Evros | The Crossing River has been generously supported by Shari Rezai. 

First scratched at Battersea Arts Centre in June 2017, Evros was devised with generous support from Arts Council England, Arcola Theatre & Theatre Deli.

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our process, research and inspiration

Marylebone Project

Today, over 60 million people worldwide, stand forcefully displaced from their home. In this current climate of mass migration, Seemia Theatre want to explore the how the refugee crisis is told, outside of the mainstream media.

 

We are aiming to explore and communicate not only the physical difficulties of the immediate situation but also the wider context of how these transitions affect people for generations.

A history as old as human civilisation, Evros sees Syrians, Polish Jews, 

Armenians and French Huguenots. Evros isn't just about the refugee crisis 

today, but a repeated crisis of humanity.

Devised by the company with inspiration from interviews, workshops and the wonderful words of Doaa al Zamal, Melissa Fleming, Ghada Al Atrash, WilliamShakespeare and Rumi. This list of inspiration is not exhaustive.

Today, over 60 million people worldwide, stand forcefully displaced from their home. In this current climate of mass migration, Seemia Theatre want to explore the how the refugee crisis is told, outside of the mainstream media.

 

We are aiming to explore and communicate not only the physical difficulties of the immediate situation but also the wider context of how these transitions affect people for generations.

A history as old as human civilisation, Evros sees Syrians, Polish Jews, 

Armenians and French Huguenots. Evros isn't just about the refugee crisis 

today, but a repeated crisis of humanity.

Devised by the company with inspiration from interviews, workshops and the wonderful words of Doaa al Zamal, Melissa Fleming, Ghada Al Atrash, WilliamShakespeare and Rumi. This list of inspiration is not exhaustive.

previous dates

The Monkey House, Camden Fringe, 2-5 Aug 2017 

The Cavern, VAULT Festival, 31 Jan - 4 Feb 2018

Bruford@Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 13-26 Aug 2018

Arcola Theatre, London, 19-20 Oct 2018

Kampala International Theatre Festival, Uganda, 23-25 Nov 2018

The Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, 28 Nov 2018

Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, Refugee Week 19 Jun 2019

Brasshouse Community Centre, Smethwick, Refugee Week 21 Jun 2019

The Albany, Deptford, London, 5-6 Nov 2019