'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.'
Shôn Dale-Jones, the multi-award winning writer/performer behind Hugh Hughes performs the Fringe First-winner, The Duke.
Funny and poignant, this one-man show 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, this playful show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis.
Tickets are offered on a 'pay what you decide' basis, with all proceeds are donated to the Save the Children's Child Refugee Crisis appeal
★★★★ The List
★★★★ What's On Stage
‘The Duke only mentions refugees three times in the entire hour, and yet does so in a way that draws the crisis closer to home, making it more personal and difficult to ignore’ The Guardian
British Sign Language interpreted performance
Fri 31 Mar, 7.45pm is a British Sign Language interpreted performance. BSL users will need to let us know at point of booking as we have specific reserved seats that give clear view to the interpreter. More about BSL interpreted performances here.
- Fri 31 Mar, 7.45pm (BSL interpeted)
Sat 1 Apr, 3pm & 6pm
- Founders Room
- Pay what you decide on the night, but please book in advance. All proceeds are donated to the Save the Children's Child Refugee Crisis appeal.
There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage fees (£1.50 or 50p standard) apply
- Other info
- Produced by Hoipolloi, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth in aid of Save the Children
The performance on Fri 31 Mar, 7.45pm will be British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted