(2012, by Peter Rumney, with Curve Leicester)
World Premiere of Jonathan Swift's classic tale retold for school and family audiences
It's 1699. Lemuel Gulliver sets sail from England for lands unknown. Shipwrecked, he finds himself to be a powerful giant in one land, a tiny plaything in another. Then, abandoned by his crew, he discovers a flying island, and a strange world where men are beasts rules by beautiful, civilised horses. Meanwhile, Gulliver's daughter Molly waits at home for his return, and to hear his extraordinary tale. But Gulliver's adventures have changed him forever... Can Molly help him truly return to the world he left behind?
Dragon Breath and Curve bring Swift's tale to life for modern audiences with their celebrated epic, visual performance style, in award-winning playwright Peter Rumney's funny and powerful play.
Creative team: Adel–Al Salloum (Director), Nettie Scriven (Designer), Sue Pyecroft (Puppetry Designer and Director), Liz Clark (Choreographer), Duncan Chave (Composer), Arnim Friess (Lighting Design) Creative Forum (Film), Gareth Chell (Production Manager), Paul Southern (Stage Manager), Moby Renshaw (DSM), Sarah Pickard (ASM).
Cast: Jim Findley, Chris Jack, Yvonna Magda, Becky Matter, Epha Roe, Katie Shirtcliffe, Emma Terrell, Jennifer Welwright.
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Press Photographs by Pamela Raith
Rehearsals Photographs by Pamela Raith
Gulliver's Travels - the show is part of an education programme exploring transition, citizenship and PHSE, including pre and post-show workshops, literacy days and online resources and has been developed in collaboration with children in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Our collaboration with Curve has been funded by Arts Council England, Northamptonshire LEA, The Mighty Creatives, Guthlaxton College, and supported by Lakeside Arts Centre at the University of Nottingham, and Nottingham Trent University.
Gulliver illustrations by Fiona Richardson