Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Gulliver awakes on the shores of Lilliput to a hostile reception from its feisty six-inch tall residents. At war with their neighbours, the tiny Lilliputians soon find a use for their gigantic visitor - a weapon of massive destruction! Refusing to be part of their plans for conquest, Gulliver flees across the oceans, only to end up abandoned among giants. Now small and vulnerable, he faces danger at every turn. Swift's classic tale takes us on a fantastical adventure through exotic, yet strangely familiar lands - nations ruled by corrupt governments, flying islands inhabited by intellectuals, kings and queens of every size, and a world ruled by horses...
Archive :: production:T040420732, play:S6579, venue:V1001
This new adaptation of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS by the South West dramatist Toby Hulse uses only three actors, a dinner table and a mountain of books, in a tour de force of theatrical storytelling. The Spitting Image of its time, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS remains as viciously funny and as outrageously truthful as the day that it was first published.