TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT to Play Exeter Northcott
Following 2015's A Christmas Carol, the successful co-production with Exeter Northcott, Creative Cow return to the theatre in May with their new show, Travels with my Aunt.An adaptation of Graham Greene's most entertaining of books, Creative Cow chose to tour Travels with my Aunt to mark this year's 25th anniversary of Graham Greene's death. Just four actors will represent 20 colourful characters - each playing a part in retired, rather boring, suburban bank manager Henry Pulling's great transformation.
The unlikely hero of the play - Henry - leads a quiet, risk-free and dull, bachelor life, effectively retired from work, life and the world. Until, that is, his eccentric Aunt Augusta persuades him to travel with her to Brighton and Paris, then on to Istanbul and across the world to Paraguay. Through her he joins a shifty twilight society of pot-smoking hippies, war criminals, men from the CIA and hard core art smugglers. He puts his colourless and predictable life behind him as he finds himself changing beyond recognition.
Actor and co-founder of Creative Cow Theatre Company, Katherine Senior said; 'We love the way Travels with my Aunt traces two voyages in parallel - one a physical cross-continental journey by plane, train and boat and the other a mind-blowing, eye-opening journey of self-discovery. Henry couldn't be more different from Greene himself, who was adventurous, risk-loving and unconventional - but can we perhaps see some similarities by the end? It's a great pleasure to be touring this work by one of our favourite authors in this anniversary year.'