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This Island’s Mine by Roustabout Comes to Tobacco Factory Theatres

Roustabout’s latest play – This Island’s Mine – is the collaboration not just of its creatives, but the voices and input of 195 primary and secondary school students. Its themes of colonialism, identity and place is a big subject in Bristol and how better to shape those themes than in development with young Bristolians who have strong ideas about social justice and equality.

The play, written and directed by Toby Hulse, is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Hulse aims to make the audience think and challenge themselves on the themes they present.

Ariel was one of the first people to live on the island. Caliban is a second-generation religious refugee and Stephano a Western coloniser. All of them believe the island is theirs, all of them call it home. But whose rights trumps whose? And what happens when they can’t agree?

Of course, the production embraces the play’s comedic elements and is filled with original music and Roustabout’s creative flair.

The cast includes Robin Hemmings as Caliban, Kesty Morrison as Ariel and Eleanor Pead as Stephano.

Creatives include writer and Director Toby Hulse, Associate Director Oliver de Rohan, Designer Maria Terry, Composer Tarek Merchant, Lighting Designer Jeremy Costello, Sound Designer Oliver Wareham, Set Builder Jonathan Attwood and Prop Maker Tish Mantripp.

The show will be at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 28-31 October 2021 with a BSL interpreted performance on Sunday 31 October at 2pm.

This Island’s Mine is suitable for everyone aged seven years upwards with a run time of one hour.

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