Twelve year-old Shaun just can’t work it out. Why hasn’t his Mum come to visit? Why has his care-worker taken his picturebook? And who is the man at the window calling him away?
With a bed for a boat and a skirting board oar, Shaun sets off for the mangrove swamps in this darkly enchanting tale of a lost boy’s transformation.
A brave and startling vision of neglect from playwright Joe Hammond, offering an imaginative take on invisible young lives, Where the Mangrove Grows premiered at Theatre503, London, on 6 November 2012 in a co-production with Number Nine Theatre.