lakavu

writer and deviser: MATT GIBBS / dramaturgy: CAITLIN INCE
16, 17, 23 & 24 April 2017
7.45pm
£15/£12
Sun & Mon only.

What would you do if you came across an AIDS orphan in Papua New Guinea? Someone else’s problem? And where is Papua New Guinea anyway?

Simon – young, gay, Australian – is an aid worker ready to save the world, from a distance. When he comes across an orphaned baby girl, his world changes. Her mother has just died in childbirth and he may be the baby’s only chance to survive.

Based on true events, LAKAVU brings to life the incredible story of an aid worker and his journey through Papua New Guinea. It is a tale of discovery: a mysterious country, a little beating heart and the myths we tell ourselves. Interspersed with colourful local legends, Matt Gibbs’s monologue explores the fragility of life that connects us, and the hope that keeps us going.

What’s your myth? What story do you tell? How does it end?

Produced by Sebastian May.

 

Reviews of Matt Gibbs’ previous work:

“Matt Gibbs was my highlight: he truly brought the show back down to earth with his solo scenes and his scene-stealing comedy…” – One Stop Arts

“Matt Gibbs played his role with delicacy and honesty, effortlessly flitting from funny to tragic.” – West End Extra

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided.

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