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  • Start: Thursday 13 September - 19:30
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

By Dan Coleman, After Jonathan Swift. Presented by Dawn State Theatre Company 

Raging, tragic and magical, Gulliver Returns is a haunting new play about broken dreams, enduring love, and the weird world we live in; inspired by Swift’s savage masterpiece. 

Lil’s husband is lost in Gulliver’s Travels, and now she has a mission of mercy to perform. No matter what the cost, she must find a way to drag this broken man out of his fantasy. She must find a way to bring him home.

“Flawless… already looking like a group of theatre-makers to watch out for” ★★★★The Stage on The Man Who Would Be King

“Spellbindingly rich… this subtly beautiful production has its own enchantment, not to be forgotten” ★★★★ Exeunt  on The Wonderful Discovery of Witches

From the makers of the acclaimed Fringe hits The Man Who Would Be King (2016) and The Wonderful Discovery of Witches (2015). Dawn State makes dynamic new work inspired by classic texts and forgotten stories. Their productions connect the most important questions of today with the shared narratives of our past to create work that’s urgent, passionate and timeless and connects us all.

Age guidance: 12+ (due to complex and sombre issues the play explores, but there are no strong/adult references)

Running time: 60 minutes. No interval.

Special information: Tour Premiere

Pre-show dining available.