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The Duke

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by Sh Dale-Jones
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The Duke by Sh Dale-Jones

Hoipolloi's Artistic Director, Shôn Dale-Jones, the multiaward winning writer/performer behind Edinburgh Fringe favourite Hugh Hughes, wrote The Duke, a new solo show, to raise money for Save the Children's Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. Whenever possible, the show is presented for free, with audiences asked to make a donation to the charity rather than buy a ticket.

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."

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Ebook Details
Pages: 64
Size: 716 KB
Publisher: Oberon Books
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781786820327 (DRM-EPUB)

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