Jules Verne's Extraordinary Voyages: The Lighthouse at the End of the World

Jules Verne, Adapted by Kate Stephenson

Not Cricket Productions

C nova

From 03 August 2016 to 29 August 2016

Rating: ***

Review by Philip Fisher

The final part of the Jules Verne Extraordinary Voyages Trilogy is a ripping yarn about pirates causing mayhem on Staten Island.

A version using modern language races along as the lighthouse keepers are attacked by Spanish pirates led by Hannah Forsyth’s Kongre, a thoroughly nasty, if glamorous, piece of work.

Soon, the surviving lighthouse keeper, Alex McLintock as Vazquez teams up with a marooned seafarer. Jane Davies is portrayed by Kate Mason as flirtatious but brave.

Together the pair act like latter-day superheroes in their efforts to avoid disaster and save another ship from plunder.

This is all thrilling stuff, helped by a super soundscape and Kate Stephenson’s good directorial vision.