Tristan Bates Theatre

Drowned Or Saved?

Niall Dingle and Theatre Alive! present: Drowned or Saved? an original play by Geoffrey Williams 

6th - 24th November 

Evenings - 8pm 

Matinees - 2.30pm on Saturdays & 3pm on Sundays 


**GROUP DISCOUNT** buy 8 or more tickets for the discounted rate of £10 each with code LEVIGROUP10

**2 SHOW DEAL** from 13th - 17th November, book for both Drowned or Saved? AND The Chess Player as a double bill. £20 Standard, £15 Concession. Find out more about The Chess Player HERE. Please note that The Chess Player starts at 6pm.

The weight of a life spent bearing witness. 

 “Tomorrow? Tomorrow meant never… I think the last time I thought of tomorrow with any hope was on the train to Auschwitz.”

Decades after surviving Auschwitz, chemist and writer Primo Levi is restless as he struggles to complete a story about a character he simply cannot understand. In search of guidance, he pulls from the memories which haunt him and inadvertently brings the characters from his past to life - though their input proves to be far more penetrating than expected.

In this poignant, potent play peppered with cheeky Yiddish humour, Geoffrey Williams invites you to embark on Primo’s cross-world journey which explores the ambiguity of human nature as defined by one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers.



Marco Gambino Primo Levi

Alex Marchi Elijah; Rabbi; Paweł; Höess; Alex; man on train

Paula Cassina Lucia; Mrs Giordanino; Vanda

Eve Niker Null Achtzehn



Director Geoffrey Williams

Designer Baśka Wesołowska

Lighting Designer Matt Leventhall

Sound Designer Rachael Murray

Associate Lighting Designer Euan Davies




"A profoundly visceral and affecting play"

Broadway World UK



"Outstanding performances”

London Theatre Reviews



“A moving and powerful theatrical experience ... unmissable"

The Spy in the Stalls


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Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.


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