I don’t know
why my Dad let me go... I was too young, too weak, to make this journey. I
wouldn’t have sent me… He wouldn’t have sent me unless there was a reason.
In 2002, in the turmoil after the
end of the Kosovan War, Dritan is sent on the notoriously perilous journey
across the Adriatic with a gang of people smugglers to a new life in Europe. He
relies on his young wit and charm to make it to the UK. But the fight for
survival continues as he clings to his identity and sense of self when he ends
up in the British care system.
Hilarious, painful and
uplifting, How Not to Drown shares a story of endurance for a
little kid who wasn’t safe or welcome anywhere in the world.
Award-winning theatre company
ThickSkin (Chalk Farm, The Static) returns to the stage with
an action packed, highly visual production.