Canada Water Theatre presents Living In the Limbo

Rotherhithe | Canada Water Theatre

Living in Limbo uses storytelling, spoken-word and song to map Abu-Zayd’s life in Sudan and his journey to Newcastle.

Abu-Zayd DeGale, is a refugee from Sudan. This poetic work sees him tell his story – demystifying the myths around refugees and confronting his own demons along the way.

He works as a nightclub doorman in Newcastle to support his family. He’s had enough of verbal abuse, racism and the threat of violence at his workplace.



Living in Limbo shows how art can get you into trouble but also save your life. A funny and moving personal story that also reflects on the urgency of the present situation in Sudan and explores the key themes of identity, belonging and control.

  • Writer & Performer: Abu-Zayd DeGale
  • Director: Paul James,
  • Dramaturge: Gez Casey
  • Music: Abu-Zayd degale, Ebo Krdum, Ghandi Adam
  • Spoken-word: Abu-Zayd DeGale, Potent Whisper (Georgie)
  • Videography: Stephen Watson

#IamTheSudanRevolution

Content warning

Contains strong language, disturbing images and content, including themes of death and the Sudan Revolution



  • Thursday 24 October 7.30pm
  • Running time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Age group: 14+
  • Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions
  • Book tickets here

Promotion:

  • 3 for 2 across the season. The promotion applies when you book at least one ticket for three separate shows or more.
  • Bookable via. phone or in person only. Contact the Box Office on 020 8692 4446 for more information.

Canada Water Theatre and Library

Canada Water Culture Space manage an intimate 150 seat theatre showcasing the best in new work, comedy, contemporary theatre, dance and music. Located on the ground floor of the Canada Water Library, the Canada Water Theatre is programmed by the Albany in partnership with Southwark Council.


Canada Water Culture Café

Enjoy a warm welcome in our family-friendly Café, overlooking the water. Indulge in a tempting toastie, a freshly prepared salad, or a great coffee or tea made to your liking with a delicious cake. Coming to see a show? We have a range of snacks, wine, beers and other drinks to accompany your evening’s entertainment, pre and post show. Evening opening is line with our performance and events schedule.

How to get there

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.

Canada Water Theatre is situated directly above Canada Water station.

Tube: Canada Water (Jubilee line or Overground )
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12

  www.canadawatertheatre.org.uk

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.