Following an award-nominated run at the Brighton Fringe earlier this year, Blue Devil Productions’ dark romance The Geminus comes to London’s Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe 2019. Book you tickets now!
The play, written and directed by Ross Dinwiddy and based on Joseph Conrad‘s The Secret Sharer, runs at the Covent Garden venue from from 12 to 17 August 2019.
Trust me, help me, I’m a killer.
The Geminus is a vivid and compelling voyage of self-discovery through perilous, exotic waters. Young Captain George Hotson is feeling the intense strain and the isolation of his new command. But he’s about to find solace in an encounter with a fugitive called Leggatt – a handsome and enigmatic stranger with blood on his hands.
This intense, suspenseful and empowering story of adventure and self-discovery on the high seas follows Hotson as he falls in love with the ambiguous stranger, subsequently taking control of his ship and his life.
Conrad’s The Secret Sharer was written in 1909, during a break from writing the much larger Under Western Eyes, and first published in 1910. It takes its inspiration from an incident on the Cutty Sark where the First Mate murdered a subordinate.
Dinwiddy, who wrote The Geminus, is a writer, director and co-founder and Artistic Director of Blue Devil Productions. He previously directed Ruffian on the Stair and wrote/directed Apparatus for the company.
When The Geminus ran at Brighton Fringe, it received outstanding reviews. In it’s 5-star review of the production, Remote Goat called it “a show that is not to be missed and … a highlight of the fringe,” while Broadway Baby said: “Lusty and raw. We are treated to an hour of intense romance. A successful and daring take on a classic.”
John Black leads the cast as Hotson, with Gareth Wildig as Leggatt. Christine Kempell, Ben Baeza and Robert Cohen complete the ensemble.
Blue Devil Productions was founded in 2016 and specialises in uncovering the hidden LGBTQ+ messages in classic works of literature.
The Geminus runs during a packed summer at the Tristan Bates Theatre, which also includes hit all-female tale of identity MEGA, and fellow Camden Fringe productions Class, Boris Rex, Discord of Discourse and The Net.
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