The Edge at the Minghella Studio, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

The Edge tells the story of the meeting of two people from other sides of the world,  whose shared link is coastal life.
The Edge tells the story of the meeting of two people from other sides of the world, whose shared link is coastal life.
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Tonight at 7pm, the newly-opened Minghella Studio at the New Theatre Royal hosts a show that challenges the audience with ideas about migration through the theme of climate change.

The Edge is inspired by real life narratives taken from the south coast of England and the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans, a coastal region in India and Bangladesh.

A woman steps into the English Channel. A man is swept up by a great storm in West Bengal. Two decades later their children meet on a beach by an English town that’s been abandoned to the sea. She’s training to swim the Channel. He’s a climate change refugee.

This cross-cultural love story encompasses myths from the sea, the history of human migration and the formation of rivers and seas.

The piece was devised and directed by Douglas Rintoul after he visited the Sundarbans in West Bengal India, and through work with young adults in Folkestone, exploring narratives from the Kent coast.

Tickets: £10, visit newtheatreroyal.com or call (023) 9264 9000 to book.