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Sea Things (NHB Modern Plays)

Hassan Abdulrazzak

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

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Summary

A bold and startling comic thriller about climate crisis, conspiracy, and what lurks beneath the waves…
It's 2050 and, due to the rising sea level, a small coastal town in Britain is now underwater. Some of the town's inhabitants have taken shelter in a manor house, which has been converted into a camp for climate-change refugees. It's run by Maxscore, a shady private company.
As they face power cuts, food scarcity and blackmail, the camp inmates start to realise that people are mysteriously disappearing. A strange force has been unleashed and is set to destroy them. Can they stop it before it's too late?
Hassan Abdulrazzak's play Sea Things was first performed at Southwark Playhouse, London, in a production by Oxford School of Drama.
The Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series features large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to older teenagers and young adults.
Available since: 11/02/2023.
Print length: 50 pages.

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