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The Italian island of Lampedusa lies in the Mediterranean between Sicily, Tunisa and Libya. Once, fisherman Stefano made a living here.

Now, he uses his fishing boat to collect the bodies of drowned migrants from the sea. In the UK, Chinese-British student Denise is forced to go door to door for a payday loan company to finance her degree, meeting grinding poverty and racist prejudices as well as small acts of charity.

The critical consensus

For this play is certainly polemic – as well as passionate, emotive and highly committed.

*****R.G. Balgray, The Reviews Hub, 10/11/2017

Wonder Fools’ migrant play shows kindness blooms in the most unexpected places.

****(*)Peter Munro, The Wee Review, 10/11/2017

Nurse's production is a zeitgeist-capturing evocation of hope.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 13/11/2017

Nurse’s well-judged production is enhanced by a soundtrack of increasingly insistent solo guitar, composed by Stuart Ramage, while both actors are convincing in their respective roles.

****(*)Allan Radcliffe, 13/11/2017

Jack Nurse’s production delivers an evening worth remembering.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 14/11/2017

Impassioned political theatre and a beacon of optimism.

****(*)Rachel Walker, The List, 29/11/2017

Features about Lampedusa

Anders Lustgarten--Lampedusa

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 02/11/2017

Where and when?

Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow from Wednesday November 8, 2017, until Saturday November 18, 2017. More info:

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