Preview: Still Floating, The Point, Eastleigh, February 23

Preview: Still Floating, The Point, Eastleigh, February 23

A brand new piece of warm-hearted comic storytelling about love, resilience and laughing at the things that should make us cry comes to The Point for one night only on Thursday 23 February 2023.

When someone suggests that Shôn Dale-Jones should remount his 2006 Total Theatre award-winning hit show, Floating – about the Isle of Anglesey floating away from mainland Britain, he is sure it isn’t what the world needs right now. 2006 is not 2022.

As Shôn explains why he shouldn’t present the show we find out that sometimes going backwards helps us move forwards.

Shôn has won several awards, including the BBC Audio Drama Award, two Fringe Firsts, a Total Theatre Award and a nomination for the Prix Europa, and is renowned for creating theatre that addresses inequality and the divisions in our society between the haves and have-nots.

He has told stories about refugees and the importance of acknowledging that opportunities shape individual lives and the shape of our society.

Over the last 25 years Shôn has had much success, having written 27 theatre plays, BBC radio dramas and a variety of short films and site specific work.

His work has been translated into seven languages and been presented in 20 countries across six continents. He has co-produced work with BBC Radio 4, Royal Court, Barbican, Sydney Opera House and National Theatre Wales.

Previously founding director of Hoipolloi and Hugh Hughes Productions, Shôn has recently launched his brand new theatre company SDJ Productions.

He also raised £100,000 for charities working with vulnerable children by performing The Duke and Me and Robin Hood as fundraising performances between 2016 – 2019.

Tickets are available from £11, with 10% of tickets available for free to those who are unwaged or on lower incomes.

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