Ship of Fools archiveTwo journeys, two sets of travellers, five hundred years apart. 1492. Basel. In a flash of inspiration the town council summons the city's 'fools'. Outcasts, handicapped, homosexuals and subversives are herded onto a ship with neither sail nor oar and floated down the Rhine into permanent exile. 2007. Britain. In a populist initiative, the government selects a group of long-term unemployed, bundles them onto a bus and drives them deep into the unknown to work for their dole.


Author: Andrew Bovell
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Archive listings for Ship of Fools

Work type: Play.


Theatre 503 and Strike Ensemble present a riotous and compelling exploration of how society deals with its outsiders by internationally acclaimed Australian writer [Andrew Bovell]. European Premiere.Producer Theatre 503. Producer Strike Ensemble. Director Toby Frow. Design Lucy Osborne. Costume Sarah Grange. Sound Andrew Hammarton. Music Andrew Hammarton. Performer Lucy Briers. Performer Sarah Corbett. Performer Maggie O'Brien. Performer Andrew Buchan.
20 Feb 07 to 10 Mar 07Theatre503, Inner London :: V232
listing details L0853196541


Producer Masterclass. Producer New Directions (Caird Company). Director Toby Frow.
16 Nov 04Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End :: V396
listing details L0998617502

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