Jules Verne's Extraordinary Voyages: The Lighthouse at the End of the World
Jules Verne, Adapted by Kate Stephenson
Not Cricket Productions
From 03 August 2016 to 29 August 2016
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.