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The Urban Playground Team – On the Strandline

October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 2:30 pm

Almost as old as the oldest civilisation is the myth of the flood. The story of a few who survive the waters through Devine intervention, and the help of a boat… but the flood we face is not a myth, and we have no one to save us but ourselves…

Takes place at 2pm and 5pm on October 2nd. This is a change from the time and date advertised in the original programme.

Commissioned by the Time & Tide Bell organisation, The Urban Playground Team bring their distinctive performance-parkour language together with a vessel made of scaffold and a story told by a child to ask, in the face of rising sea levels, how we avoid having to choose who gets on the boat?

On the Strandline is performed by the Emergent Ensemble – a group of five early career performers brought together in the time of Covid to survive the industry lockdown.


Commissioned by:The Time & Tide Bell Organisation

Supported by:Arts Council England & Creative Civic Change

Directed by: Miranda Henderson & Alister O’Loughlin

Performed by: The Urban Playground Team Emergent Ensemble – Adie Dove, Talia Sealey, Tim Merrifield, Sam Nancarrow & Angus Capel

Soundtrack by: Chris Umney

Narration by:Ethel Jean Harvey

Set design &fabrication by: Dan Richardson 



Prodigal UPG is a Community Interest Company based in Par, Cornwall, comprising two performance ensembles; Prodigal Theatre and Urban Playground. Multiple Award Winning physical theatre & performance-parkour, taking audiences from intimate in-the-round storytelling through site specific reworkings of classic texts and out on to the street for the wordless drama of dance at speed and height.


October 2, 2021
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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