Theatre Company Tamasha and Circus Space have been touring with a performance based on The Arrival during the spring. The Arrival, a completely wordless story, is a masterpiece by 2011 ALMA recipient Shaun Tan. It´s a story about a man who leaves his home and his family and emigrates to a foreign land, where he struggles to settle in, while always dreaming of being reunited with his family.
In the Tamasha production a man from Nigeria leaves his son behind and sails across the sea to an unknown country. Carrying only a small suitcase he embarks on a journey into the unknown. Others he meets along the way share his dream of building a home in a new city and being joined by their families. It´s not only a theatre performance but contains also parts of music and circus elements. It received many positive reviews in the UK press, such as from the Guardian and the Stage.
Link to our reading guide for The Arrival.