Gulliver’s Travels, 16–27 August 2018, from £12.00 - Book now
Currently looking forward to an exciting period of redevelopment, Bolton Octagon is a real jewel in Bolton’s crown. The eagerly anticipated expansion will see the much-loved building enlarged and modernised to improve accessibility and accommodation for the Octagon’s on and off-stage theatre projects.
During the redevelopment phase, Bolton Octagon has launched its ‘Octagon on the Road’ season which will see high-quality performance take place off-site in different locations across the town. We’re thrilled that Gulliver’s Travels, based on Jonathan Swift’s novel, is the next production in this impressive season. This summer will see Queens Park in Bolton transformed into the magical land of Lilliput from the classic children’s tale.
Suitable for ages five and upwards, Gulliver’s fantastical adventures will be brought to life in a huge celebration of Bolton communities in the Octagon’s first ever park show. A cast of professional actors will be joined at each performance by giant puppets, young performers and local Bolton choirs and community groups.
In this new adaptation by Satinder Chohan and Mike Kenny, Gulliver is a traveller and a teller of tall tales. Striving to be a hero in his young daughter’s eyes, he takes her on a journey to a land where he towers above everyone and everything. Gulliver’s Travels will see audiences transported to the extraordinary land of Lilliput where war is brewing, trouble is on its way and Gulliver finds himself at the centre of it.
Gulliver’s Travels is a promenade performance with no fixed seating and the experience will involve some guided walking around the park. For those joining this marvellous summery adventure to the world of Lilliput – we recommend bringing your own picnic blankets, mats or folding chairs.