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The Freshwater Five

Liam Patrick Harrison / Deadman

Tue 7th Mar - Sun 12th Mar
20:00,19:30,15:10 (
60 mins,65 mins)
Theatre
Drama / True Crime / Underrepresented Voices
Tickets from £13.00
Venue: Cage
Age Guidance: 12+
Strong Language, Drug References.

In 2011, five fishermen on the Isle of Wight (Jamie Green, Jon Beere, Daniel Payne, Scott Birtwistle & Zoran Dresic) were sentenced to a total of 104 years for conspiracy to import £53m worth of cocaine. They have always professed their innocence.

Inspired by the wildly popular Guardian Today in Focus 6-part podcast series of the same name, Liam Patrick Harrison’s stageplay, produced by the award-winning production company Deadman (Artistic Director Sammuel Bossman), launches a detailed and rich theatrical investigation into the men’s tragic downfall.

Through spectacular storytelling, verbatim accounts, inventive stagecraft, poetry and song, the South Coast cast delves into subjects of classical & contemporary smuggling, deteriorating coastal communities, immigration and the folklore interwoven through this ancient profession.

Thank you to:
The Freshwater Five and their families
Emily Bolton (Founder of Appeal)
The Guardian Podcast
Arts Council England, Mike Howley Trust & Farnham Maltings

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Tue 7th Mar
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Thu 9th Mar
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Fri 10th Mar
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Sat 11th Mar
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Sun 12th Mar
Matinee
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Liam Patrick Harrison / Deadman

Deadman is an award-winning Working / Precarious Class-led theatre & film company who’s work has been presented on stages across the South Coast as well as international film festivals. The company and ensemble are dedicated to staging contemporary & captivating local narratives - for and from Britain's unheard and underserved coastal communities. Artistic Director Samuel Bossman was shortlisted for the VAULT Five - both he and the company are thrilled to bring the urgent and tragic tale of The Freshwater Five to London.

Press & Reviews

Audience feedback from Arts Council Funded Research & Development performances:


Would you recommend this production to a friend? Tell us why…



  • “People need to know!!”

  • “I already have!”

  • “Definitely! Bring it back!”

  • “It is brilliant to see island stories being told”

  • “The respect within it for the families and the story”

  • “A great story. Well told”


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