My Family and Other Animals
By Gerald Durrell
Adapted by Janys Chambers
Directed by Elizabeth Munro and Mark G. Nagle
Season: 17th Sept - 22nd Oct 2022
Preview night 16th Sept
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm
No performance 15 Oct
Running Time: 2 hrs 45 mins including a 20 min interval
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It's 1935, and an eccentric English family - four children, their widowed mother, and Roger the dog - arrives on the sun-soaked shores of Corfu to start a new life.
For eleven-year-old Gerry Durrell, the extraordinary landscape provides the perfect playground. Its exotic fauna inspires a life-long fascination with the animal kingdom - and his much-loved memoir My Family and Other Animals recently shown as The Durrells on TV.
Janys Chambers' acclaimed stage adaptation was first seen at York Theatre Royal, and invites other theatre companies to make ingenious and inventive decisions, bringing to life all the inhabitants of Durrell's cherished island - whether they walk and talk, fly and squawk, crawl or swim or slither.
|Co-Directors||Elizabeth Munro and Mark G. Nagle|
|Set Design||Mitchell Latham|
|Lighting and Sound Design||Michael Schell|
|Puppetry Prop Design||Ella Monti|
|Stage Manager||Marica Fumanti|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Susan Duchâteau|
|Lighting and Sound Operation||Cian Byrne|
|Gerry (Gerald) Durrell||Dominique Nesbitt|
|Larry (Lawrence) Durrell||Gordon Carroll|
|Leslie Durrell||Joash Stuivenberg|
|Margo (Margaret) Durrell||Deanna Ruseska|
|Louisa Durrell||Cindy de Wet|
|Roger (the Dog)||Jordan McCabe|
|Brigitte Claire Everett|
|Spiro Hakiaopulos||Theo Hatzistergos|
|Rose Beetle Man|
|Pratap C Thakuri|
An Amateur Production By Arrangement With ORiGiNTM Theatrical On Behalf Of Nick Hern Books