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    In his own words, 11-year-old Dritan tells the story of how he navigated an ocean of difficulties while seeking asylum in the UK after the Kosovan War and being abandoned, facing unimaginable challenges and hardships while on his journey, but in the end how he survived because of his perseverance.

    Why Watch How Not To Drown play

    Secure your How Not To Drown London tickets to find out how 11-year-old Dritan Kastrati preserves his sense of self and survives on his own in a foreign land. Dritan’s journey has taken him from the war-torn Balkans to Britain. He is a young boy running away from a past that might never let him rest and a future that he knows little about. As Dritan faces the many challenges that come his way, you will find yourself emotionally connected with him as you witness his fight for a better life. This journey will be tumultuous, but it will also be filled with moments of joy and lightness. Along the way, Dritan unearths courage and strength in himself that he never knew existed.

    The Story

    How Not To Drown shows the power of hope, resilience and friendship in the toughest of times. As you follow Dritan’s story, you will see how he develops from a child into someone with strength and courage to face any challenge. This is not an easy journey for him, but one filled with moments of immense joy, sorrow and ultimately self-discovery. The play is both heartbreaking and hope-filled, weaving together social commentary, comedy and original music to explore the courage of youth in search of a brighter future. In How Not To Drown, you’ll see how far one child can go on determination alone – from boats in the middle of the night to a world of opportunity. Don’t miss this powerful and timely story; reserve your How Not To Drown London tickets now!

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    Immersive audiences | Fans of drama | Fans of theatre

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    Show Details

    Genre: Play

    Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes no interval

    Audience: 14+

    No. of Shows a Week: ~8

    Opening Date: 14 Feb 2023

    Closing Date: 18 Feb 2023

    Theatre name: Theatre Royal Stratford East

    Seating Capacity: 460

    Theatre Facilities: Sennheiser tourguide system, Wheelchair access, Assistance Dogs, Toilets.

    Dress Code: Smart casual

    Leading Roles

    To be announced

    Choreographer and Director

    Neil Bettles

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