Saturday, April 13

Tag: Further than the Furthest Thing

Further than the Furthest Thing – Young Vic
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Further than the Furthest Thing – Young Vic

Further than the Furthest Thing is a play in two acts by the Scottish playwright Zinnie Harris, set in 1961 on a remote island based loosely on Tristan da Cunha in the first act and in an industry in England in the second act. The play opens with Bill Laverello, played by Cyril Nri, swimming in the volcano's lake, which dominates the island; he leaves the water as tremors rise. The play then moves to Mill Laverello, played by Jenna Russell, where Francis Swain, played by Archie Madekwe, the nephew of Mill and Bill, meets Mill, having left the island for roughly a year. Francis reveals that he has invited Mr Hansen, a factory owner he introduces as his friend, to the island. The play is staged in an arena with seating that looks like marble slabs transporting us to a remote island aw...