Tue 10 – Sat 14 May 2016
Following 2015’s A Christmas Carol, the successful co-production with Exeter Northcott, Creative Cow return to the theatre in May with their new show, Travels with my Aunt.
An adaptation of Graham Greene’s most entertaining of books, Creative Cow chose to tour Travels with my Aunt to mark this year’s 25th anniversary of Graham Greene’s death. Just four actors will represent 20 colourful characters – each playing a part in retired, rather boring, suburban bank manager Henry Pulling’s great transformation.
The unlikely hero of the play – Henry – leads a quiet, risk-free and dull, bachelor life, effectively retired from work, life and the world. Until, that is, his eccentric Aunt Augusta persuades him to travel with her to Brighton and Paris, then on to Istanbul and across the world to Paraguay. Through her he joins a shifty twilight society of pot-smoking hippies, war criminals, men from the CIA and hard core art smugglers. He puts his colourless and predictable life behind him as he finds himself changing beyond recognition.
Actor and co-founder of Creative Cow Theatre Company, Katherine Senior said; ‘We love the way Travels with my Aunt traces two voyages in parallel – one a physical cross-continental journey by plane, train and boat and the other a mind-blowing, eye-opening journey of self-discovery. Henry couldn’t be more different from Greene himself, who was adventurous, risk-loving and unconventional – but can we perhaps see some similarities by the end? It’s a great pleasure to be touring this work by one of our favourite authors in this anniversary year.’
“A stylishly produced and fast-moving play”
Southern Daily Echo
A £24.50 B £21.50 C £19 D £16
Wed Green matinee: £14.50 *
Sat matinee: £16.50
Concs: £2 0ff
Student Standby: £5
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Post Show Talk: Thu 12 May
For further information and to request interviews, review tickets and images, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 722 408 or email her.
Notes to Editors
Creative Cow is a professional touring theatre company founded in 2007 by three professional theatre practitioners: two professional actors and a skilled artistic director. The company is called Creative Cow because it was conceived on a cattle farm in Devon where productions are managed and rehearsed before touring. https://www.creativecow.co.uk/
Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English novelist and author regarded by some as one of the great writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or “entertainments” as he termed them). He was shortlisted, in 1967, for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through 67 years of writings, which included over 25 novels, he explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world, often through a Catholic perspective. Greene had a hunger to escape the ordinary and his need for adventure led him to travel widely, visiting many of the world’s least safe countries.