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Climate-based love story The Edge to tour UK

The multi-media production explores sea level rise, climate change and migration.

The Edge, which is inspired by real life stories from The Sundarbans in India and England's South Coast, is set to tour the UK this autumn.

Folkstone-based Transport, whose previous productions include Invisible, 1001 Nights and Elegy, will produce the play which is a love story about two people on two different continents connected by shared experience of a changing world.

The story features myths from the sea, the history of human migration, and the formation of rivers and seas.

The Edge is a multi-media production which will incorporate text, movement, story-telling and projections, and will be filmed during the run at Folkstone Library for release as part of National Libraries Day 2016.

Co-produced by New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, it was developed in collaboration with Dr Ivan Haigh, a leading lecturer in coastal oceanography.

Transport's Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul has previously directed for the Barbican, Hampstead Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, and Watermill Theatre, whilst composer Raymond Yiu has won British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors British Composer Award. He has worked with BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chroma.

The Edge opens in Ipswich on 8 October, and travels to Canterbury, London, Folkeston, Bristol, Leicester, Portsmouth, and Cardiff before closing in Salisbury on 14 November.

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