Cargo
Drama

Arcola

Cargo

06 Jul 2016 - 06 Aug 2016

£12.00 - £17.00

Pro reviewers rating
4 reviews

2.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
  • Cast and creatives
  • Venue details

Goods get damaged all the time. Wouldn’t want to spoil the cargo, now, would we?

A group of exiles sit in the dark of a container ship smuggling them into another land. But where have they come from? And who are they? As they journey ever closer to their destination in the hope of finding a future, they question what awaits them on the other side, and if those who pose the greatest threat to their safety might be locked amongst them.

A tense and provocative thriller that reveals how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life.

World Premiere

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“Dystopian sci-fi... remains a genuinely humanising look at the lived experience of being a refugee... Frightening. ”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“it’s no mean feat that the designer Dorey has constructed an industrial container in the Arcola’s basement studio... unnerving. ”

Kate Bassett (The Times)

“Tense chamber piece... The dystopian near-future Brexit scenario that she half-heartedly conjures isn’t going to convince anyone”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“There's something unpalatable about a play that wrings the tension from human trafficking, but abstracts it from the reality. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

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