Ellen McDougall directs her first piece as artistic director of the Gate Theatre as she (with Clare Slater) adapts Portuguese writer José Saramago’s short story, The Tale of the Unknown Island. We spoke to actor Jon Foster, who appeared in McDougall’s production of Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe, to get to know a bit more about the production. The Unknown Island is a new piece, what is it about?
The Unknown Island
This is an adaptation of José Saramago's inventive and beautiful short story, The Tale of The Unknown Island. It's a story about getting stuck, about trying to escape, about shooting for the moon, about going further than the furthest thing. It's a story about finding something you didn't think you needed.