Shôn Dale-Jones and Hoipolloi
Funny, poignant and playful, The Duke weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom - a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity, and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes. Blending fantasy and reality, the show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis.
'In the autumn of 2015 I sit at my desk waiting for an email that will tell me what I need to do to the script to get it onto the screen. I turn the radio on. I listen to a report about the refugee crisis. My mother calls. She tells me she’s broken The Duke… My mother, my film script and the refugee crisis all need my attention.'
[[Show Duration: 60 mins, no interval
Audience Suitability: 8+
Stage Size: Min. 2m x 3m
Venue Capacity: 45-450
Touring Party: 2
Booking Contact: Heleen De Boever firstname.lastname@example.org ///Dauer: 60 Min. (keine Pause)
Bühnengröße: Min. 2m x 3m
Geeignete Zuschauerzahl: 45-450
Anzahl Personen auf Tournee: 2
Kontakt für Informationen und Buchung: Heleen De Boever email@example.com]]
The Duke is a solo show raising money for Save The Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.
★★★★ "A fantastic and likeable storyteller" - EdFest 2016
★★★★ "A genuinely heart-warming and amusing story" - British Theatre Guide
★★★★ "You won't find a show with a bigger, better heart" - WhatsOnStage
WINNER: Scotsman Fringe First 2016
Written and performed by Shôn Dale-Jones
Produced by Hoipolloi, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth in aid of Save the Children
5 - 27 August: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland
6 - 12 September: Royal Court Theatre, London, UK
20 - 21 September: NonStop Festival, Moss, Norway