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Provisional Figures

by SeaChange Arts

£3.00 - £12.00 25 May - 26 May, 7.00pm - 9.30pm [approx]

As part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival, SeaChange present an exciting new piece of theatre created by award-winning Portuguese film and theatre director Marco Martins.

‘Provisional Figures’ is the name used in statistical studies to classify all migrants whose situation and status is undefined or provisional and who are currently working in the United Kingdom.

 Provisional Figures is the culmination of a two-year project working with Great Yarmouth’s Portuguese community, many of whom moved to the town between 2009 – 2014 to work at the large food processing plants in Norfolk. Taking advantage of the decline of this coastal town, once a favoured holiday resort, plants in the region used accommodation in hotels and semi-abandoned caravan sites to house their new workers.

After working closely in Great Yarmouth with nine inhabitants of various nationalities over several months, award-winning Portuguese director Marco Martins brings us a show based on the individual testimonials of those who personally experience this period of uncertainty and adjustment, Audiences are invited to reflect on identity and migration issues in an urban context severely hit by the economic crisis and consequent social unrest and exploring the contradictions of human behaviour and the nature of the relationships between men and other animals.

Pay What You Can – select the appropriate amount per ticket when booking: £12, £9, £6 or £3. 

Age: 12yrs+ [parental guidance. strong language]

NB: Friday’s performance will include a post-show Q&A with Marco Martins

Director: Marco Martins

Produced by CCTAR – Centro de Criação para o Teatro e Artes de Rua

Performers: Ana Moreira (Portugal), Ivan Ammon (Slovenia), Maria do Carmo Ferreira (Portugal), Pedro Cassimo (Mozambique), Peter Dewar (England), Richard Raymond (England), Robert Elliot (England), Sérgio Cardoso de Pinho (Portugal), Victoria River (England)

Concept and Dramaturgy: Marco Martins

An original idea by Renzo Barsotti

Research Consultant: Zé Pires

Movement and Theatre Workshops: Nuno Lopes, Sara Carinhas, Romeu Runa and Victor Hugo Pontes

Assistant Director: Rita Quelhas

Text Collaboration: Gonçalo M. Tavares and Isabela Figueiredo

Photographic Research: André Cepeda, Marco Martins and Sofia Bernardo

Graphic Design: Marco Balesteros

Translation and Subtitles: Tradioma, Gab. de Tradução e Interpretação, Lda.

Stage Design: Fernando Ribeiro

Light Design: Nuno Meira

Sound Design: Sérgio Milhano 

Production Director: Sofia Bernardo

Assistant Producer: Paula Coelho

SeaChange Arts

Artistic Director / Chief Executive: Joe Mackintosh

Staff: Angelica Urfano, Becca Clayton, Darren Cross, Denise George, Emily Phillips, Linda Willis, Marcin Rodwell, Nikolay Atanasov, Rima Kaminskaite, Sharon Sands, Siobhan Johnson, Taraneh Jahanpour and Veronica Stephens

A Creation by CCTAR – Centro de Criação para o Teatro e Artes de Rua

Co-commissioned by República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes, Instituto Camões, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto, SeaChange Arts

Supported by Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival & Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), Arts Council England

Internationalization Support Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Special thanks to Sr. Joaquim, Samuel and Daniela from Galante Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, Rita Arnaut, ASSéDIO and Arena Ensemble





  • 01493 745458
  • The Drill House York Road Great Yarmouth Norfolk NR30 2LZ

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