Everything Falls Apart follows the story of two boys smuggled into the UK hoping for a better life and one manʼs focused pursuit of justice at all costs. As the two boys travel from eastern Europe to Londonʼs murky and dangerous underground they witness the horrors of real life and cling on to the only thing that they have, each other.
My Long Journey Home is based on the true story of Andras Tomas, a Hungarian boy who was press ganged by the Wehrmacht in 1942, taken to fight on the Eastern Front an then lost in Russia for 53 years. Andras returned home to a hero's welcome in 1999. Using live music on accordion and violin, clowning and comedy, singing and tragedy, one small puppet and a simple set, the show conjures a vast and impossible world and a cacophony of languages.
August 13th in the year of 1961: day-to-day the government of the GDR shuts down the border, which to this date was more or less a permeable line. At first it is only barbed wire, a little bit later a veritable wall which separates families, lovers and friends and presents them with unknown conflicts and decisions which forces many a desperate to unheard acts of hopelessness.
Fragile, slightly mad and tinged with sadness - The Guardian
Past Half Remembered tells the story of Maria Michailovna, whose life spans the Soviet century in a remarkable tale of love, loss, calamity and hope. As she looks back on her life, past and present blend and blur as she is swept along by the force of history.
Agata is 6 years old, she is going to the railway station with her father, everyone is very happy, only she has the strange feeling that she will never see him again. On the train tired and hungry she absent-mindedly chews on the paper name-tag tied around her neck and very slowly consumes her name and address erasing any chance of getting back home again. Drawing on true stories and accounts of the Kindertransport, NIE shine a light onto some of our continents darkest history and emerge with a story of survival, love and hope.
This project is a co production with Kopergietery in Belgium and is based on texts/ workshops with boys aged 9 -11 on the theme of responsibility. The show is about a boy that runs into the world to fix his parents problems. This will lead to even more trouble and confusion, but also to strange and scary encounters in the night...