How Not To Drown

How Not To Drown, at the Tron Theatre, is a painful yet uplifting true story of an eleven-year-old unaccompanied asylum-seeker, his journey to the UK and through the British Care system.

How Not To Drown

About How Not To Drown

A painful yet uplifting true story of a child asylum-seeker arriving in the UK.

“I don’t know why my Dad let me go... I was too young, too weak, to make this journey. I wouldn’t have sent me… He wouldn’t have sent me unless there was a reason.”

In 2002, in the turmoil after the end of the Kosovan War, Dritan is sent on the notoriously perilous journey across the Adriatic with a gang of people smugglers to a new life in Europe. He relies on his young wit and charm to make it to the UK. But the fight for survival continues as he clings to his identity and sense of self when he ends up in the British Care system. Hilarious, painful and uplifting, How Not to Drown shares a story of endurance for a little kid who wasn’t safe or welcome anywhere in the world.

Award-winning theatre company, ThickSkin, returns to the stage with an action packed, highly visual production.

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