03 May 2012: Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott to direct play at Lakeside Theatre
'Pantomime' written and directed by Derek Walcott
3-5 May 2012, at 7.30pm Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus
Nobel Laureate and Essex Professor of Poetry Derek Walcott will direct a brand new production of his play 'Pantomime', which will be staged at the University's Lakeside Theatre on Thursday 3, Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May.
Set in Tobago in the wake of the Caribbean republic's establishment, 'Pantomime' depicts an English hotel manager's desperate preparations for tourist entertainments at his slapdash resort. His big idea - 'Robinson Crusoe, The Pantomime!' underwhelmes his Tobagan waiter and throws their relationship into a crisis which extends far beyond the pantomime at hand.
Tickets are free and will be released for public booking on 26 March and will be available through the Arts on 5 website or by calling 01206 87 3288.
Further information about the event is available on the main University of Essex news pages.
Pantomime by Derek Walcott poster (PDF file)
Derek Walcott reading and in conversation with Glyn Maxwell, Lakeside Theatre at 3.00pm on 28 April 2012