BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Swallows

Theatre (immersive, thriller)

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Tim, Harry and Ella have been sent on a mission – destroy a factory, send a message. Only when chunks of ice are falling from the sky, it doesn’t seem there's that much left to say. Henry Roberts returns to the BoxedIn stage with a riveting look at eco-terrorism and our relationship with the environment. Some of us argue vehemently for more sustainability – but once the sea levels rise and rivers are choked with rubbish, will that be enough? Swallows delivers an important message of caution, and (perhaps more importantly) a vital message of hope.

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Polly Booth 88 days ago

Amazing thriller, expertly acted with a strong and current message. The audience is not spoon fed the story. The characters and their situation is slowly unravelled. The play ends with a dramatic and genuinely tense final scene. The small venue really fits the story with both the internal and external utilised. Highly recommended, this won't disappoint.

Jonathan Holt 88 days ago

Bloody fantastic play. I can't stress this enough, this is an incredibly tight production with a clear message delivered with huge effect. There's no weak point here; nothing identifiably wrong.

So gripping, this is practically a thriller delivered with a strong sense of emerging mystery. It seems that careful effort ifls made to assume the very best of the audience; nothing is spelt out, exposition is minimal. You are left to understand the plot as it emerges, making for some genuinely refreshing storytelling.

Seriously great, and greatly serious. Please see this if you can.

Bill Horsman 93 days ago

Very intriguing. Works well in the small Greenhouse Theatre. The night's thunder and lightning storm added to the tension. As the play goes on you slowly get some understanding about what is happening - which is fine with me. I like having to work out what is going on. Great acting, especially Issy Sheridan. Sorry we couldn't stay to talk afterwards, we had another show to run to. Loud!

Stella Job 100 days ago

Excellent acting, really gripping, and intentionally disturbing. However, we came away not really getting the point. Perhaps it was just about the futility of being passionate about a cause. The acting was very good, though.

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 81 days ago

Not long ago, the words terrorism and environment would rarely be in the same sentence. But with the returning relevance of the climate protest and ever-mounting levels of panic, it seems the two threaten to edge ever closer together. As climate change becomes an ever more pressing issue, Swallows asks a particularly pertinent question:

What will happen when humanity reaches its crisis point?

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

In just the last year it feels like an entire generation has woken up to the climate crisis that we all face, and that realisation has come in some part from increased protests in cities across the world. While it may be a stretch to refer to this as eco-terrorism like the kind on display in Henry Robert’s Swallows, making its debut at the Fringe’s first zero waste venue The Greenhouse, it certainly feels like this is a journey we have just begun.

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