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Provisional Figures

by SeaChange Arts

£3.00 - £12.00 , 7.00pm - 9.00pm [approx]


An exciting new piece of theatre created by award-winning Portuguese film and theatre director Marco Martins.

‘Provisional Figures” is the name used in statistical studies to classify all migrants whose situation and status is undefined or provisional and who are currently working in the United Kingdom.

Provisional Figures  is the culmination of a two-year project working with Great Yarmouth”s Portuguese community, many of whom moved to the town between 2009 – 2014 to work at the large food processing plants in Norfolk. Taking advantage of the decline of this coastal town, once a favoured holiday resort, plants in the region used accommodation in hotels and semi-abandoned caravan sites to house their new workers.

After working closely in Great Yarmouth with nine inhabitants of various nationalities over several months, Martins brings us a show based on the individual testimonials of those who personally experience this period of uncertainty and adjustment, Audiences are invited to reflect on identity and migration issues in an urban context severely hit by the economic crisis and consequent social unrest and exploring the contradictions of human behaviour and the nature of the relationships between men and other animals.

Pay What You Can – select  the appropriate amount per ticket when booking: £12, £9, £6 or £3

Director  Marco Martins

Produced by CCTAR РCentro de Cria̤̣o para o Teatro e Artes de Rua



Ana Moreira (Portugal),  Ivan Ammon (Slovenia),  Maria do Carmo Ferreira (Portugal),  Pedro Cassimo (Mozambique),  Peter Dewar (England),  Richard Raymond (England),  Robert Elliot (England),  Sérgio Cardoso de Pinho (Portugal),  Victoria River (England)


Concept and Dramaturgy Marco Martins

An original idea by Renzo Barsotti

Research Consultant Zé Pires

Movement and Theatre Workshops Nuno Lopes, Sara Carinhas, Romeu Runa and Victor Hugo Pontes

Assistant Director Rita Quelhas

Text Collaboration Gonçalo M. Tavares and Isabela Figueiredo

Photographic Research André Cepeda, Marco Martins and Sofia Bernardo

Graphic Design Studio Pyramid


Stage Design Fernando Ribeiro

Light Design Nuno Meira

Sound Design Sérgio Milhano  


Production Director Sofia Bernardo

Assistant Producer Paula Coelho


Translation and Subtitles Tradioma, Gab. de Tradução e Interpretação, Lda.


SeaChange Arts

Artistic Director / Chief Executive Joe Mackintosh.  Staff Angelica Urfano, Becca Clayton, Darren Cross, Denise George, Emily Phillips, Linda Willis, Nikolay Atanasov, Rima Kaminskaite, Sharon Sands, Siobhan Johnson, Taraneh Jahanpour and Veronica Stephens


A Creation by  CCTAR – Centro de Criação para o Teatro e Artes de Rua

Co-commissioned by Rep̼blica Portuguesa РCultura / Dire̤̣o-Geral das Artes, Instituto Cam̵es, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto, SeaChange Arts


Supported by Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival & Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), Arts Council England


Internationalization Support Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian


Online Artistic Residency :raum / Curated by Liliana Coutinho                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Special thanks to Embassy of Portugal in the United Kingdom, no Reino Unido, Mariana Fonseca, Guilherme Branquinho, André Príncipe, Sr. Joaquim, Samuel and Daniela from Galante Cafe Restaurant & Bar, Rita Arnaut and Arena Ensemble




  • 01493 745458
  • The Drill House York Road Great Yarmouth Norfolk NR30 2LZ

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