Alaska: Black Fish Theatre Head Up The Acorn
Alaska is a story of one man’s carefree, joyous journey which becomes a nightmarish plunge into extreme survival, overshadowed by all things dead, alive and Alaskan. This is no ordinary survival tale, not a shade of Bear Grylls, not even a slice of Steve Backshall – we’re talking about an adventurer with virtually no practical skills stuck in plummeting temperatures.
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Acorn Arts Centre Parade Street Penzance
This is no documentary, no cosy evening talk on wilderness trekking; Alaska is a tragi-comic riot, an entertaining marvel from some of Cornwall’s most talented writers and performers.
Take Kneehigh stalwart Giles King, fresh from touring with Miracle Theatre and the wonderful Craig Johnson, of Squashbox Theatre, plus Ian Ross, Musical Director for Rebecca Theatre Royal Plymouth, providing live music and you know you’re in for a treat. Add the writing genius that is Carl Grose, the directing talents of Simon Harvey and you’ve got a proper winning combination.
Together the group have previously appeared in Kneehigh Theatre classics such as The Bacchae, Tristan and Yseult and The Red Shoes, Dead Dog in a Suitcase to name but a few.
Alaska, by Black Fish Theatre, is an odyssey of epic proportion challenging our views on modern living for a life all of us would rather have, big or small. Stretching the theatrical boundaries and leading the audience’s imagination – Black Fish has a classic Kneehigh air about it.
Alaska takes you to one of the last great frontiers of the modern world. A land where streams freeze, fish have mastered cryogenics and the Yukon River can make you disappear … a place where you might easily lose your bearings and quite possibly your mind.
Catch it while you can, Alaska starts its 2015 tour at The Acorn on Friday 13 March.