Gulliver! A fantastical pantomime (Being Human Festival 2017)
A Being Human Festival 2017 event
Written and performed by the Playing Small Parts theatre company, this highly irreverent and topical retelling of Gulliver’s Travels is a fantastical feast for adults and children of all ages. Who will Gulliver meet on his wondrous voyages around the world? You decide! Book your free ticket
Please note, this event has been re-scheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, and runs on the 19th November rather than 18th as advertised in print.
Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found
The world’s greatest satirist, Jonathan Swift, turns 350 in November 2017. Lost amid a series of fantastical places, the narrator of his most famous work, Gulliver’s Travels, enthrals everyone he meets with his adeptness in lying – storytelling, in short. Through a series of hands-on activities and immersive events centred on tall tales in Dundee, the City of Discovery, Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found engages with the extraordinary legacy of a writer who found wondrous and shocking perspectives on being human like no one else could.
The School of Humanities at the University of Dundee has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and The Wellcome Trust to retain its status as a national “hub” in the UK’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities, building on previous successes (“Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Frankenstein Begins” in 2015 and “H. G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear” in 2016).