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LATEST PRODUCTION
ROLL OVER ATLANTIC

A one man show written and performed by poet John Agard.

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Next performance: Brighton Fringe Festival
Date/time: Friday 27 May, 8.30pm
Venue: The Old Courtroom, 118 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UD
Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions
Box Office: 01273 917272 or buy online here »

Roll Over Atlantic is a satirical revisiting of the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Whether glorified or vilified, Columbus, by his accidental ‘discovery’ of the so-called New World, gave a kickstart to globalisation, bridging Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, and joining forever the fates of these separate hemispheres and eco-systems. Telescoping the voyages, Agard, brings his irreverential wit from page to stage, fusing elements of calypso, cabaret and the absurd, as he variously takes on the voices of Columbus, the Atlantic, a native shaman and a chorus of mosquitoes! Written in verse and performed against a background soundscape of Atlantic murmurings and symphonic mosquito buzzing, Agard takes his audience on a fantastical, fanatical historic voyage that still bears relevance to contemporary issues.

Presented in association with
urbanflo
Directed by Mark C. Hewitt
Music written and arranged by Thomas Arnold
performed by Thomas Arnold and Richard Durrant with vocal by Pam Hewitt

Read the interview and review by Greg Freeman in Write Out Loud »


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