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The Freshwater Five – artsdepot

The true crime tale comes to North Finchley

Promotional poster for The Freshwater Five

Venue: artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12 0GA

Date/Time: 1st May, 7.30pm

Info: In 2011, five fishermen on the Isle of Wight (Jamie Green, Jon Beere, Daniel Payne, Scott Birtwistle & Zoran Dresic) were sentenced to a total of 104 years for conspiracy to import £53m worth of cocaine. They have always professed their innocence. 

Inspired by the wildly popular Guardian Today in Focus podcast, The Freshwater Five incorporates spectacular storytelling, verbatim accounts, inventive stagecraft, poetry and song. The South Coast cast and creatives delve into subjects of classical and contemporary smuggling, deteriorating coastal communities, immigration and folklore as well as examining an ancient profession’s place in our times. 


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Selected as Pick of the Week by Lyn Gardner at the 2023 VAULT Festival, The Freshwater Five is a gripping true tale that’ll leave you wanting to find out more about this extraordinary story.

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