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Death of Long Pig archiveDeep in the Polynesian islands of the Pacific Ocean, hungry spirits circle the homes of writer Robert Louis Stevenson and artist Paul Gauguin. The path to Stevenson's grave, his 'Road to Paradise', is complete; he can pass on anytime he likes. But, having spent thirty years in rigorous combat with the grim reaper, is he finally ready to concede defeat? His islander maid, Java is terrified his spirit will get waylaid on its journey back to Edinburgh and stay to devour her soul. Gauguin too, is ready - he has bought rum, arsenic and morphine for his suicide cocktail and is certain he's not long for this world. It seemed easy enough to avoid being arrested by the gendarme, but he'll be damned if they give him a Catholic burial in consecrated ground. Set in the strange and supernatural surroundings of Samoa and Tahiti, Death of Long Pig explores the duality of experience from the perspectives of two great artists as they usher death into their island homes. As the final hour approaches, they face the eternal question: is it how we prepare for death that really governs the way we live?


Amanda Boxer, Nicole Dayes, Sean Murray, Anthony Ofoegbu, Colm Gormley


Author: Nigel Planer
Producer: JQ Productions (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Alexander Summers
Design: Alex Marker
Lighting: James Smith
Costume: Penn O'Gara
Sound: Matt Downing

Death of Long Pig

Death of Long Pig (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1486053647. Details of all Death of Long Pig archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0694195194

Archive Listings

7 Jul 09
1 Aug 09
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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