John Agard – Roll Over Atlantic
A Crosspath production
Weds 13 and Thurs 14 November 2019
See Diary for performance times
“Wonderfully funny… a show to be experienced”
– London Theatre 1
“Eccentric, energetic and captivating, Agard suffuses scathing observations with wit, melancholy and mischief as he reimagines Columbus’s discovery of the new world from different points of view.”
– Prospect Magazine
Roll Over Atlantic is a satirical revisiting of the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Whether glorified or vilified, Columbus, by his accidental ‘discovery’ of the so-called New World, gave a kickstart to globalisation, bridging Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, and joining forever the fates of these separate hemispheres and eco-systems.
Telescoping the voyages, John Agard brings his irreverential wit from page to stage, fusing elements of calypso, cabaret and the absurd, as he variously takes on the voices of Columbus, The Atlantic, a native shaman and The Mighty Mosquito!
Written in verse with a sprinkling of songs and performed against a background soundscape of Atlantic murmurings and symphonic mosquito buzzing, Agard takes us on a fantastical, fanatical historic voyage that still bears relevance to contemporary issues.
Directed by award-winning live literature director, Mark C. Hewitt, with specially composed music by Thomas Arnold of Stomp’s Lost and Found Orchestra, this is a one man show like no other.
Age guidance: Roll over Atlantic is aimed at adults.
£15 Full-price Adults
Running Time: 90 mins including an interval.