Thursday 8 September 2016 @ 7:30 pm
The Phoenix Centre, Newton Dee
Thursday 8 September 2016
DOGSTAR THEATRE COMPANY
Suitable 14+ (strong language)
The same company that brought you TAILOR OF INVERNESS!
Matthew Zajac as Mungo Park with Anders Budde Christensen and Kingsley Amadi
Directed by Martin Lyngbo
Written by Martin Lyngbo and Thor Bjorn Krebs
Dogstar is delighted to be working with one of Scandinavia’s most innovative and popular independent theatre companies, Mungo Park Arts Centre of Copenhagen to bring a highly entertaining and epic adventure story to audiences – the story of the Scottish explorer Mungo Park.
In 1795 and 1805, Park led two expeditions to West Africa to chart the River Niger and investigate tales of vast gold wealth. Park died on the 2nd expedition, along with nearly all of his party. His journal survived. The play is a tragi-comic retelling of the story, with the 18th century figure of Park interacting with two young men from today. As the story moves towards its latter stages, the folly of Park’s project, its development into an ever more crazy and violent colonial adventure is exposed. A rip-roaring entertainment and a salutary story.
Family £28 (max 2 adults)
*(Under 16, OAP, Full time education, disability and unemployment benefit)
Newton Dee Office
Available on the door but booking advisable