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9th January 2018

The Dead Sea

Louise has lost her sense of adventure. Her days consist of observing sponges… which is pretty boring. She would love to journey to the deep ocean, if only she wasn’t so afraid of the water!

 As a child she wanted to be a great ocean explorer and liked nothing more than to play with her toy turtle and inflatable killer whale! 

 Louise embarks on a mission to the deep ocean, but on the way tragedy strikes and her life and childhood dreams hang in the balance. Will she make her way back to the surface? Will she conquer her fear of the sea? Join Louise on her journey as she explores the ocean depths. With a mix of light humour, adventure and tragedy; Louise faces plenty of challenges as she pursues her dreams below the waves.

The Dead Sea is being made with support from In Good Company, Nottingham Trent University, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, and Curve Breakthrough Companies.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust working with Louise White Theatrician

This is a project funded by the Arts Council & Big House with in kind match from LWT. The Dead Sea is a performance suitable for all, looking to get all ages excited about saving our planet and looking towards the future. It explores personal choices and brings to life real issues facing our seas in regards to nature conservation. LWT has held a workshop with some of their Watch & Nature Wardens members to create artwork to be used in the foyers of the theatres. Louise is in the early stages of her career, and has written, helped design and will perform the play. Each performance will be followed by a 15 minute presentation by the Head of Conservation from LWT on marine nature conservation and how people can help. ‘Work in Progress’ shows have been held in Camden, Derby and Nottingham, to develop the play further based on audiences feedback. If successful, a discussion and larger bid will be developed to take the play further afield than East Midlands.

Dates of preview tour: 16 Dec 17 – Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester; 20 Jan 18 – Stamford Arts Centre; 30 Jan 18 – Wolverhampton Arena Theatre; 10 Feb 18 – Brewhouse, Burton;  13 Feb 18 – Grantham Guildhall; 14 Feb 18 – Lincoln Drill Hall;  16 Feb 18 – South Holland Centre, Spalding;  24 Feb 18 – Derby Theatre.

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