Local Touring Theatre brings Prehistoric Monsters to Richmond
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Cutting a swathe through the village halls of North Yorkshire will be a new company of actors with North Country Theatre’s acclaimed adaptation of The Lost World.
Written in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame) The Lost World is a classic "boy's own" adventure of the sort which North Country Theatre brings to the stage so magically. With prehistoric monsters, ape men and madcap professors the story takes us from London to a lost plateau deep in the Amazonian Jungle.
Director Nobby Dimon says that his stage version has "evolved from the original but still contains some prehistoric jokes." The play was first performed back in 2000, however, Mr Dimon decided to revive it as so many North Country supporters asked to see it again.
Three actors new to the company will be joining him in this four man show. Dominic Goodwin, regularly seen in the Georgian Theatre Royal’s pantomime has decided to shed his panto dame dresses this year and don plus fours instead and become the imposing Professor Challenger. Patrick (Paddy) Burton has just completed a tour with Theatre Sans Frontière and is looking forward to a different form of international travel as the adventurer Lord John Roxton. Also new to North Country is Lawrence Aldridge who will play the journalist Malone who thinks this piece of bravado will impress his fiancé.
The Lost World opens at the Georgian Theatre in Richmond on 30th & 31st October then tours the region ending at Hutton Rudby on 18th January next year.