Working with director Max Stafford-Clark at Out of Joint, Richard Bean has written a play about what happened after the mutiny on the Bounty.
Starts touring in August.
“It’s 1789 and ideas of revolution and democracy are in the air. In the South Pacific, Fletcher Christian overthrows his captain in the famous mutiny on The Bounty.
With his fellow mutineers and their Tahitian lovers and followers, Christian drops anchor at the remote and fertile island of Pitcairn. But his dream of creating a society of equals is blown off course: by the greed and suspicions of his fellow sailors, and by the Tahitian’s adherence to their hierarchy and traditions.
With salty humour and growing horror, and inspired by little-known events, Richard Bean charts the colony’s bloody descent from a new Eden to a dystopia.”