Fresh approach to a classic tale

SWASHBUCKLING FUN: Gulliver's Travels comes to Buxton Opera House on June 11 and 12. Photo: Pamela Raith.
SWASHBUCKLING FUN: Gulliver's Travels comes to Buxton Opera House on June 11 and 12. Photo: Pamela Raith.

DRAGON Breath Theatre are bringing Jonathan Swift’s legendary tale Gulliver’s Travels to life for a modern audience at Buxton Opera House.

The Opera House stage will be the scene of a shipwreck when award-winning playwright Peter Rumney’s funny and powerful play comes to the town on Monday June 11 at 7.30pm and Tuesday June 12 at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.

The year is 1699 and Lemuel Gulliver sets sail from England for lands unknown. Shipwrecked, he finds himself to be a powerful giant in one land, a tiny plaything in another.

Then, abandoned by his crew, he discovers a flying island and a strange world when men are beasts ruled by beautiful, civilised horses. Meanwhile, Gulliver’s daughter Molly waits at home for his return. But Gulliver’s adventures have changed him forever… can Molly help him return to the world he left behind?

Family audiences will delight in the drama, poetic storytelling, puppetry and live music incorporated in this innovative and fresh approach to the classic tale written over 250 years ago.

Tickets for Gulliver’s Travels, priced £14, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.