The Turkey Carpet

During WWII, three evacuees from London encounter a French Jewish refugee and his daughters, hiding in a remote house on the Suffolk marshes. Misunderstandings and paranoia lead to tragic consequences and a lifelong hunt for a missing friend.


In 2020, for the Marchland Season at Canada Water Theatre, following schools workshops in France and London, we will presenting a double bill with a difference; two distinct shows that share themes and a character - poet Martin Figura's dramatisation of his collection Shed and Théâtre Volière's The Turkey Carpet. 


The Turkey Carpet 2020 will be a revival and reworking of a youth theatre piece originally performed in Alsace in 2014 and at the Voila Festival in London, and in association with French association Jolly Good Show, the Conservatoire of Strasbourg, Espace Malraux in Geispolsheim, and Britten100. It will be performed by actors from France and the UK, cellist and actor Harry Napier, and the students of Bacon's College, Canada Water.