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VenueWarwick Arts Centre
Other spaces: TheHub, Studio, Butterworth Hall, The Goose Nest
CountyWest Midlands
From30th January 2010
To30th January 2010
PricesFrom £10.00. To £10.00.
What is currently on at Warwick Arts Centre (V156)


A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau's village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other's language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round and questions the reality of his tribe's fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.
Book by Terry Pratchett
Adapted by Mark Ravenhill

Archive :: production:T1339811314, play:S0246809259, venue:V156

Production details

World Premiere (Olivier). Running time: 2hrs 40mins inclu. interval. NT LIve Broadcast


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Corporate Sponsor Accenture
Producer National Theatre
Director Melly Still
Design Melly Still
Design Mark Friend
Costume Dinah Collin
Lighting Paul Anderson
Other Jon Driscoll (projections)
Music Adrian Sutton
Sound Paul Arditti
Design Yvonne Stone (puppets and puppetry)
Performer Gary Carr (Mau)
Performer Emily Taaffe (Daphne)
Performer David Ajala (Milo)
Performer Gaye Brown (Grandmother)
Performer Paul Chahidi (Cox)
Performer Elaine Claxton (Ensemble)
Performer Adrian Decosta (Ensemble)
Performer Mike Denman (Ensemble)
Performer Lorna Gayle (Marisgala)
Performer Nancy Wei George (Ensemble)
Performer Howard Gossington (Ensemble)
Performer Tony Hasnath (Ensemble)
Performer Robert Hastie (Ensemble)
Performer Amy Loughton (Ensemble)
Performer Michelle Lukes (Ensemble)
Performer Nick Malinowski (Ensemble)
Performer Michael Mears (Foxlip)
Performer Itxaso Moreno (Ensemble)
Performer Al Nedjan (Polegrave)
Performer Bhasker Patel (Mau's Father)
Performer Nicholas Rowe (Father)
Performer Sirine Saba (Cahle)
Performer Gurpreet Singh (Ensemble)
Performer Craig Stein (Pilu)
Performer Captain Roberts (David Sterne)
Performer Jason Thorpe (Milton)
Performer Ewart James Walters (Ataba)
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