Hoipolloi presents a Hugh Hughes production

19 - 30 June 2007 / 19:45, 14:30
The Pit


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Created and performed by Hugh Hughes and Sioned Rowlands

Supported by Arts Council England

It is a surprisingly little known fact that on 1 April 1982 (the same year the Barbican opened), the Isle of Anglesey broke free from the Welsh mainland and drifted into the North Atlantic. Trapped on board, and desperate to escape, was Hugh Hughes.


Hugh has spent the last 13 years creating this show and has gathered a huge amount of archive material. With the assistance of Hoipolloi and his friend Sioned, he tells the extraordinary story of the islandís journey across the Atlantic, up to the Arctic and beyond.


Beautifully comic and illuminating, Floating amuses and delights whilst asking: are we defined by where we come from?

Performance time: 19:45 (also 14:30 30 June)
Running time: 70 mins / no interval

Touch Tour 13:45
Audio-described performance 30 June 14:30

Age guidance: 12+

Story of a Rabbit 29 June 18:30 The Pit *SOLD OUT*
A work-in-progress performance of Hugh's brand new production, prior to its Edinburgh Fringe run.

This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance. Please email theatre@barbican.org.uk stating your name, contact details and the number of tickets you require. Tickets subject to availability.

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