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Caliban’s Codex

From the ashes of the past a new theatre production hits the stage and heads for Prague. 

Caliban’s Codex is a new monologue by the local writer John Knowles, (Toby Belch is Unwell, Hitleria Pizzeria Parts I & II and Time Please) created with Emily Carding (Richard III – Brite Theatre).  Written in the style of iambic pentameter, this one-woman show explores loss, abuse and magic. Taking as it’s starting point the abandonment of Caliban (from Shakepseare’s Tempest) on the island full of sounds and noises and extrapolating a response from Caliban, reflecting abuse at the hands of his mother, the magician Prospero and mankind.   In the twelve years since Propero’s departure, Caliban has painstakingly sifted through the ashes of the books of magic, slowly piecing together a new language and a way to save this island from mankind’s destructive tendencies. This, visceral and uncomfortable piece, is presented at Borough Wines as a work in progress before it premieres at this years Prague Fringe Festival at the end of May. The full version will form part of a day-long exploration of monologues at Lit-Fest ( at which John will be running a workshop of monologue development and presenting ‘Caliban’s Codex’ and ‘Toby Belch is Unwell’ with post show Q&A’s. 

Tickets for the 11th of May at Borough Wines will be £5 on the door on the night. Doors 7.00pm and performance 7.30pm (running time approx 40-50 min)

‘There is no welcome here for you, your kind. Mankind, for there is nothing kind in man.’

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All images: Max Neonlife Monaghan

Posted 13:43 Friday, May 4, 2018 In: Arts & Culture,Performance

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