Life Raft

A Bristol Old Vic production
Written by Fin Kennedy
Directed by Melly Still
Adapted from Georg Kaiser's The Raft of the Medusa

We're not savages. We won't let the strong take from the weak.
Tomorrow morning, we will meet again, and we will all make our case.

In a mysterious dystopia, against a backdrop of war, a lifeboat filled with children is adrift at sea - their passenger liner sunk by an unknown enemy. As darkness falls and their rations dwindle; fear, superstition and madness start to take hold.

Fin Kennedy's contemporary adaptation of Georg Kaiser's The Raft of the Medusa, inspired by a true story from the Second World War, unearths a new perspective for our troubled times. Supported by Bristol 2015 European Green Capital, Life Raft examines the psychology of hysteria and the struggle for power as resources run short.

Acclaimed director and Bristol Old Vic Associate Artist Melly Still (Coram Boy) directs this extraordinary world premiere, performed by young actors of the Bristol Old Vic Young Company and from across the South West.

a ringing testament to the power of collective human endeavour"

VENUE on Melly Still's Coram Boy

Supported by Bristol 2015 European Green Capital

3-5 Sep
7pm, 2pm
(Sat mat)
(plus booking fee)
Ages 10+

@Bristol_2015 #LifeRaftBOV

Creative Team
Writer Fin Kennedy
Director Melly Still
Designer Max Johns
Lighting Tim Streader
Sound and Composition Dave Price
Assistant Director Miriam Battye
Assistant Director James Kent
Production Manager David Miller
Costume Supervisor Pam Tait
Stage Manager Becky Loxton
Deputy Stage Manager Sally C Roy
Assistant Stage Manager Jen Warner
Producer Lucy Hunt

Cast Includes
Oscar Adams
Kai Ball
Tilly Bennett
Jacob Bishop-Ponte
Beth Carriaga
Courtnei-Violet Danks
Fionn Gill
LLewy Godfrey
Callum Harrison-Deans
Amy Kemp
Charlie Leaver
Zara Ramm
Alyssa Thomas
Toby Yapp

Design by Extra Strong

Post-show Discussion
Topic: Theatre-making with young creatives and professional artists
Sat 5 Sep, 4:30pm (following 2pm matinee performance)
Free, but ticketed through Box Office
In partnership with Call to Create

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