Produced by Hoipolloi, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth, in aid of Save The Children
Shôn Dale-Jones, the multi-award winning writer/performer behind Edinburgh Fringe favourite Hugh Hughes, performs The Duke, a new solo show raising money for Save The Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. The show is presented free to audiences, with donations to the charity welcomed.
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.”
Touring Autumn 2016. See press release for full details.