'TIMELY AND WELCOME. COMPELLING POLITICAL THEATRE.'
Arcola Theatre, July 2016
“Goods get damaged all the time. Wouldn’t want to spoil the cargo, now, would we?”
This timely world premiere is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life.
In the dark of a container ship, a group sits huddled. Waves lap against the walls. The metal creaks softly. Then, all of a sudden, somebody whispers… For the cargo on this vessel, home is a long-distant memory – and a new land still many miles away. Will they survive the perilous journey to find a better future? Or could the greatest threat to their safety be locked amongst them?
Cargo is the enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014). Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin, Johnny Got His Gun).
Jack Goldbourne, Debbie Korley, John Schwab, Milly Thomas
Written by Tess Berry Hart
Directed by David Mercatali
Assistant Director Max Lindsay
Designed by Max Dorey
Lighting Design by Christopher Nairne
Stage Manager: Hannah Royall
Produced by George Warren & Martha Rose Wilson for Metal Rabbit Productions.