Scotland’s internationally acclaimed producing company for young people, Visible Fictions, brings a brand new version of a rollickingly good tale, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS to the egg theatre for six performances from Saturday 3 November to Tuesday 6 November.
“Visible Fictions comes with a blazing reputation that’s hard to ignore” – The Guardian
Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable, he’s murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the kingdom and now nobody dares stand up to him. Things are about to get a major shake-up though because Jason is BACK! After being banished as a baby, our wannabe hero returns to claim his rightful throne and plans to make some big changes.
However, first of all Jason and his crew must sail on The Argo to the other side of the world to find and return the Golden Fleece. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the odd monster, sleeping dragon and clashing rock endeavour to ruin his trip and spice things up on this most fantastic of journeys!
Douglas Irvine, Visible Fictions’ Artistic Director said, ‘I’ve never forgotten the thrill of seeing the Harryhausen film version for the first time as a child. The purity, inventiveness, thrills and scares it, and the original story, offer is something I want to pass onto new audiences.’
Performed by two versatile, young actors, Simon Donaldson and Tim Settle, Jason and The Argonauts is perfect for anyone aged 9 and over including adults with fond memories of the original book and film.
Award-winning Visible Fictions is recognised in the UK and internationally for creating exciting and engaging theatre of the highest quality. The company has won numerous awards both in the UK and abroad, and was the first Scottish theatre company to be invited to perform on Broadway.
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS appears at the egg theatre on Saturday 3 November, Monday 5 November and Tuesday 6 November. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, the egg reception on 01225 823 409 or online via www.theatreroyalorg.uk