Shipwrecked! at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley

The Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley, south east London, will present their Christmas show Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - the Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself) at the venue from 9 December to 4 January 2015, with an official opening on 11 December 2014.

Directed by Artistic Director of the venue Kate Bannister, the play is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and is based on a story that captivated and divided nineteenth century society.

"Louis de Rougemont took Victorian England by storm with his tales of adventure on the high seas. Now Louis invites you to witness his story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left his readers spellbound. Embarking on an epic journey, Louis encounters extraordinary creatures and strange islands, overcomes storms, shipwreck and attacks by a native tribe and a man-eating octopus, only to return to London thirty years later to publish his exploits."

The London premiere production will feature designs by Dave Benson, sound design by Max Pappenheim and lighting by William Ingham. It is produced for the Jack Studio Theatre by Karl Swinyard.

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