Running from
Last event: Sunday 27 March 2022 at 4pm
  • Free (booking required)
  • Storyhouse

In a near future, sea levels are rising and the coastline of the British Isles is crumbling into the sea, causing the displacement of many UK residents. You’re forced to leave your home and everything you know. Are you ready to pack your life into a single bag and leave it all behind? It is an uncertain global position where geographical boundaries are being redefined – often at great cost to human dignity.

Seahorse is a promenade performance which moves around the public spaces of Storyhouse incorporating voices from people of Chester to explore the ideas of displacement and relocation, challenging our preconceptions of migration by presenting it on our own doorstep. The action follows a man’s attempt to embark on a journey with his son to a new life. What treasured items has he packed into his case? What could he not bear to leave behind regardless of the cost? Can familial bonds be kept in place when all around they are being torn apart?

This performance will travel through the building and the audience will be standing. An accessible route is available, please let us know when you arrive.

The performance starts in the foyer.

Seahorse is part of Refresh – a programme of events for Chester this spring. Refresh has been funded by the Government’s Additional Grant to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Facing North Theatre unpacks stories that examine the human condition and resonate with a contemporary audience using folklore and mythology as inspiration. The company continually explores the relationship between narrative and abstract form where words can be reduced to a minimum. The company regularly explores non-traditional performances spaces incorporating the use of puppetry and object manipulation to create work that is a vibrant theatre-going experience for the audience.


Approx 45 mins

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