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MUNGO PARK Travels in the Interior of Africa

21st September | 8pm
Lochinver Village Hall

MUNGO PARK Travels in the Interior of Africa is rip-roaring entertainment and a salutary story. Reaching into Europe’s colonial past and pulling it into the 21st century, director Martin Lyngbo has created a Hollywood epic on an empty stage to create a tragi-comedy of the Enlightenment.

In 1795 and 1805, Park led two action-packed expeditions to West Africa to chart the River Niger and investigate tales of vast gold wealth. His epic journeys on foot took him through present-day Gambia, Senegal and Mali. He was the first European to reach Timbuktu. Constantly encountering the unknown, he was met with both kindness and barbarity, but it was the barbarity he eventually met within himself which proved to be his undoing.

The play employs a simple yet highly imaginative scenic idiom to tell the tale of the man whose name the small suburban Mungo Park Theatre has adopted. The play was a smash hit and remained in repertory from 2006 to 2009. There is now renewed international interest in the play and a new revitalized version of the play is being produced with the Scottish Dogstar Theatre company featuring a cast drawn from both companies opening on The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016.

Immediately following the Edinburgh Festival Fringe MUNGO PARK – Travels in the Interior of Africa will be touring throughout Scotland.

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