The Salvagers

A Tin Box Theatre Production

The Future (2050). After the Great Burn. An underground movement, The Society of Secret Salvagers have been risking their lives to rescue objects, stories and memories from the wreckage before they are forgotten forever. Tonight they are celebrating their 10th birthday…

With live music, one-to-one performance, storytelling and visual theatre, Tin Box explore the story of a community forced underground. The Salvagers is a response to the speed of the technological revolution and inspired by Tin Box’s work with Futurologist Ian Pearson (inventor of the text message) to explore where technological engineering could take us in 30 years’ time and the impact this will have on our future lives.

Developed at the Birmingham REP as part of Tin Box’s year as Theatre Makers on their Foundry Programme 2013 and at New Diorama Theatre, London as part of their Emerging Theatre Companies programme. After an initial period of development we performed work in progress extracts of the show at Friction Art’s The Edge, Birmingham (2013), New Diorama Theatre, London (2013) and The Door at Birmingham REP in (2014).

CAST: Sarah Baker, David Fisher, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi, Matt Marks, Demi Nandhra, Elena Voce Siriani, Jonathan Whitten

Devised by Tin Box Theatre

Directed by Jo Gleave and Jo Newman

“I loved it…

it’s almost like a rehearsal for an eventuality you hope will never happen and to be able to go and mourn something makes  you walk out of the building afterwards and celebrate that fact that it’s still there”

Audience Response, Birmingham Rep Foundry Night

“It had us talking about the future for hours afterwards. Really thought-provoking and feels important now”

Audience Response, New Diorama Theatre