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Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse

The Jericho House presents KATRINA, a promenade production composed entirely of accounts provided by both survivors and those responsible for the failed relief effort following the hurricane which destroyed the City of New Orleans in August 2005.  

August 2005 saw one of the worst natural disasters hit the United States as Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city of New Orleans, causing a humanitarian crisis.  The resulting storms breached rotting levees and emptied neighbouring lake Pontchartrain into the city. Marooned by floodwater that swamped over 80% of their homes, the inhabitants had to wait a week without food or clean water before their own government came to their aid. KATRINA tells the stories of the survivors in the immediate aftermath through music and verbatim testimony. 

KATRINA uses survivor testimonies and the rich musical tradition of New Orleans to tell the story of the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. Staged in a five-storey warehouse on London's south bank, Jericho House's new playtakes the audience on an odyssey through a drowned city, enveloped in the most immersive of visual and aural designs, in the company of individuals displaced and abandoned within their own city.

KATRINA opened 01 September and runs through 26 September 2009 with Press Night scheduled for Friday 04 September at 7 pm.  Performances will run Tuesday - Sunday at 8 pm and Saturdays at 4 pm. Ticket prices are £17 full price, £14 for previews, 25s and unders, 60 and over and groups (subject to availability)          

Performances take place at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London, SE1 9PH. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Young Vic box office at 020 7922 2922 or online at http://www.youngvic.org/. For more information on Jericho House, please visit             http://www.jerichohouse.org.uk   

Photo Credit: Thierry Bal

 

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Joe Speare

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Andrea Harris and Joe Speare

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Andrea Harris

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Funeral Procession

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Michael Mwenson

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Wunmi Mosaku

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Stephanie Langton

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Andrew Dennis

Photos: KATRINA At The Oxo Tower Bargehouse
Orlando Wells & Stephanie Langton


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