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Slung Low's Flood to be screened on BBC

Details have been released for the theatre company’s ambitious year-long commission as part of the Hull City of Culture

Slung Low's Flood
Slung Low's Flood
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New details have been announced for theatre company Slung Low's most ambitious project to date.

Staged as part of the Hull City of Culture, Flood is a year-long commission that takes place in four stages. The first part, a short film called From the Sea, has been released online and can be seen as a prologue here. It will also be screened across Hull and tells what happens when a young girl is pulled up from the ocean alive by a fisherman.

Part two will be called Abundance and will be a live performance which takes place on Victoria Dock in Hull between 11 and 15 April and features the approaching apocalypse. The cast includes Sarah Louise Davies as Kathryn, Nadia Emam as Gloriana, Marc Graham as Sam, Lisa Howard as Natasha, Naveed Khan as Jack, Rani Moorthy as Johanna and Oliver Senton as Captain.

The third part – To the Sea – will be aired by BBC TV in the summer and transforms the English into refugees. It is set in the aftermath of an England engulfed by water.

The final part of FloodA New World will be another live performance on Victoria Dock in October and looks at how the world is pieced back together.

The story of Flood follows the aftermath of the destruction of the world by a flood. The piece is written by James Phillips and will be directed by Alan Lane. Flood can be watched as stand alone pieces or as a quartet.

Lane said: "Working with Hull 2017 has allowed us to imagine a larger, more engaging adventure for audiences than ever before. Flood is theatrically and politically the most ambitious work we've ever made and the chance to tell that story in Hull throughout this most thrilling year for the city is something we're really excited about."

Click here for ten things to watch as part of Hull City of Culture