World Premiere at the Munich Kammerspiele
The performance is set on a private beach. The beach is inhabited by a family; a European family. They are the owners of the beach. The beach has been ‘in their family’ for generations.
The family represents the entitled class of Europeans. On the beach the family celebrates a wedding, a union between two sides; each of whom can offer something to the other. Security, prosperity, progeny. They give speeches about ancestry, heredity and the notion of union and alliance.
During the wedding celebration, a stranger is washed up on the shore and the family must decide how to deal with this new arrival.
This Beach is a response to the refugee crisis gripping Europe and the notion of the sovereignty of one people over a piece of land, and the lengths people will go to create barriers to entry to their dominion.
“a satire of shrugging consciences, aware of eroding calamities”
The Irish Times ★★★★
Movement Director Eddie Kay,
Dramaturg Bjarni Johnsson.
Set and Costume Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Co-Produced by Goethe Institute, Munich Kammerspiele and Tiger Dublin Fringe.
In residence at the Civic Theatre, Dublin.
Winner: Best Overall Design, Dublin Fringe Festival