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I probably should have mentioned BOAT on here at some point in the last four months. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know all about it, but for those of you who don’t, BOAT is my debut play. And it got Arts Council England funding. And it has an amazing director, cast and crew. And it’s currently being performed at Theatre N16. And it’s been doing rather well. Here’s the blurb:

BOAT grapples with the experiences of a young girl uprooted from her homeland, a girl who has found that fantasy is her only means of escape.

Form-bending theatre company PIGDOG works with live sound artist/composer Jethro Cooke to bring award-winning poet and novelist Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s debut play to life.

Press Reviews:

Needs to be seen by as many people as possible
– Culture Fly

Hauntingly beautiful… darkly magical… unique and brave
– The New Current

BOAT is probably the most demanding and urgent piece of theatre you’ll see this year
– Grumpy Gay Critic

Pick of the Week:
Director Max Barton has a strong sense of the visual
– The Stage

Achingly beautiful… The language is rich and compelling… Will haunt our dreams for months to come
London Pub Theatres

‘A highly creative and imaginative piece.The studio space is used brilliantly
 London Theatre1

Ethereal and surreal… Always cleverly conceived… Distinctly offbeat
– British Theatre Guild

This is a production you must see. PIGDOG have created a little piece of magic  – beautiful, horrible, dark magic
– A Hannah In The Works

Yep, you are looking at the typings of a five-star playwright *preens*.
Of course, when producing a play, the script is only a small part of a much, much bigger beast. Director Max Barton, aside from dramaturg-ing the whole thing, has created something spectacular with designer Shawn Soh. The actors are sublime. The superlatives sound excessive, but they’re not, honestly. I mean, just look at them:

BOAT is one of the things I’m most proud of, and I’m going to miss it when it ends Thursday – though I’m sure this is not its final voyage.