March 2013 — April 2013

The Arrival

Based on the illustrated novel by Oscar winner Shaun Tan

Tamasha and Circus Space present. In association with The Nuffield Theatre

A moment of kindness in a sea of unfamiliarity… A long, hard day at work… A lively party… A nostalgic lullaby…

Carrying only a small suitcase, Dele plays a last game of football with his friends, says goodbye to his son and embarks on a journey to an unknown smog-filled metropolis across the sea.

Based on the illustrated novel by Oscar winner Shaun Tan, one man’s tale echoes the many ‘arrivals’ happening around us all the time. This epic migration story unfolds through an extraordinary weaving together of theatre, circus and music.

2023 Tour: Southampton, Coventry, York, Newcastle and London.

Creative Team

Script by Sita Brahmachari

Directed by Kristine Landon-Smith

Designer Adam Wiltshire

Choreography Freddie Opoku-addaie

Visual Design Yeast Culture

Lighting Designer Andy Purves

Composer Felix Cross

Sound Designer Mike Furness

Circus Consultant Glen Stewart