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Further Than The Furthest Thing

Original music composed by Trevor Ferdy

by Zinnie Harris

A rehearsed reading

First presented in a co-production between the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and the Royal National Theatre at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on 6 August 2000.

6th and 7th March 2020 at Sprechwerk Theater, Klaus Groth Str. 23, Hamburg (UBahn/SBahn Berliner Tor)

Tickets available now : http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg (no additional booking fee)

or Tel Hotline: 040-69 65 05 05 or

http://www.comfortticket.de (booking fee will be added to the price)

„Zinnie Harris’s award-wining play ensnared imaginations at last year’s Edinburgh Festival and most recently at the National Theatre, portraying a placid island community dealing with the explosion of a volcano, capitalist corruption, and Cold War politics in its midst.“ 

London Evening Standard 

Cast:

  • Mill: Valerie Doyle
  • Bill: Mark Lyndon
  • Francis: Steven Montero
  • Rebecca: Cecelia Jabarine-Marshall
  • Mr Hansen: Jason Couch
  • Narrated by Julie Spanswick
  • Directed by Jason Couch
  • Costumes by Martin Scheibe
  • Music composed by Trevor Ferdy

Tristan da Cunha. 1961. The most remote inhabited island in the world. A volcano erupts and the islanders are evacuated to Southampton, England until it is safe to return. The islanders are pulled from their primitive life into industrial capitalism overnight.
And due to political and economic manipulation, their return might be more difficult than they could ever imagine.


Further Than The Furthest Thing is a beautiful story set against the backdrop of the real evacuation of the island in October 1961. 

Tristan da Cunha. 1961. Die abgelegenste bewohnte Insel der Welt. Nach einem Vulkanausbrauch werden die Insulaner nach Southampton, England evakuiert. Von heute auf morgen werden Sie von ihrer primitiven Existenz herausgezogen und in den industriellen Kapitalismus katapultiert. Und wegen politischer und wirtschaftlicher Manipulation wird ihre Rückkehr schwieriger sein, als sie sich jemals vorstellen konnten.
Further Than The Furthest Thing ist eine wunderbare Geschichte, erzählt während der wahren Ereignisse, die im Oktober 1961 stattfanden.

„In her remarkable play Harris does not romanticise a way of life that is harsh and unforgiving but, in the abrupt shift of location between her two acts, she captures a yearning sense of what we have sacrificed (community, belonging, landscape) in the name of progress.“ The Guardian, UK

 

About Zinnie Harris
Zinnie Harris’s plays include the multi-award-winning Further than the Furthest Thing, produced by the National Theatre/Tron Theatre in 2000 (1999 Peggy Ramsay Playwriting Award, 2001 John Whiting Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe First award); Nightingale and Chase (Royal Court Theatre, 2001); By Many Wounds (Hampstead Theatre, 1999); and Silver Whale Fish and Master of the House (BBC Radio Four). Solstice, the first in a trilogy of plays, was staged in 2005 by the RSC, who had already presented Midwinter in 2004; the last, Fall, was staged at the Traverse, Edinburgh, in 2008. The Wheel was staged at the Traverse Theatre by the National Theatre of Scotland and was joint winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2011. Zinnie Harris has received an Arts Foundation Fellowship for playwriting, and was Writer in Residence at the RSC, 2000-2001.

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Our Future Productions

FEBRUARY 2020

The Vagina Monologues

by Eve Ensler

SOLD OUT!

(Waiting list requests via couchtheatre@web.de)

This production for this date is now sold out. If you would like to be put on our waiting list for returned tickets, then please write to us at couchtheatre@web.de. Thank you!

UPDATE: There is a new production of this show on 14th February 2020 at http://www.centrosociale.de, which is being produced by the American Women’s Club of Hamburg. Go to http://www.awchamburg.de for more details. Raise the Vibration!!!

MARCH 2020

Artwork: Alexander Rühl

Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris

6th and 7th March 2020 at Sprechwerk Theater, Klaus Groth Str. 23, Hamburg (UBahn/SBahn Berliner Tor)

Tristan da Cunha. 1961. The most remote inhabited island in the world. A volcano erupts and the islanders are evacuated to Southampton, England until it is safe to return. The islanders are pulled from their primitive life into industrial capitalism overnight.
And due to political and economic manipulation, their return might be more difficult than they could ever imagine.


Further Than The Furthest Thing is a beautiful story set against the backdrop of the real evacuation of the island in October 1961. 

Tristan da Cunha. 1961. Die abgelegenste bewohnte Insel der Welt. Nach einem Vulkanausbrauch werden die Insulaner nach Southampton, England evakuiert. Von heute auf morgen werden Sie von ihrer primitiven Existenz herausgezogen und in den industriellen Kapitalismus katapultiert. Und wegen politischer und wirtschaftlicher Manipulation wird ihre Rückkehr schwieriger sein, als sie sich jemals vorstellen konnten.
Further Than The Furthest Thing ist eine wunderbare Geschichte, erzählt während der wahren Ereignisse, die im Oktober 1961 stattfanden.

„In her remarkable play Harris does not romanticise a way of life that is harsh and unforgiving but, in the abrupt shift of location between her two acts, she captures a yearning sense of what we have sacrificed (community, belonging, landscape) in the name of progress.“ The Guardian, UK

„Zinnie Harris’s award-wining play ensnared imaginations at last year’s Edinburgh Festival and most recently at the National Theatre, portraying a placid island community dealing with the explosion of a volcano, capitalist corruption, and Cold War politics in its midst.“ London Evening Standard First presented in a co-production between the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and the Royal National Theatre at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on 6 August 2000.

Zinnie Harris
Zinnie Harris’s plays include the multi-award-winning Further than the Furthest Thing, produced by the National Theatre/Tron Theatre in 2000 (1999 Peggy Ramsay Playwriting Award, 2001 John Whiting Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe First award); Nightingale and Chase (Royal Court Theatre, 2001); By Many Wounds (Hampstead Theatre, 1999); and Silver Whale Fish and Master of the House (BBC Radio Four). Solstice, the first in a trilogy of plays, was staged in 2005 by the RSC, who had already presented Midwinter in 2004; the last, Fall, was staged at the Traverse, Edinburgh, in 2008. The Wheel was staged at the Traverse Theatre by the National Theatre of Scotland and was joint winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2011. Zinnie Harris has received an Arts Foundation Fellowship for playwriting, and was Writer in Residence at the RSC, 2000-2001.

Die Souveräne Leserin von Alan Bennett

(Evtl. zum letzen Mal!)

Im Goldbekhaus Hamburg

Das Interesse für diese sehr beliebte Lesung ist groß, daher empfehlen wir vorab Karten zu bestellen entweder unter http://www.goldbekhaus.de oder telefonisch unter 040/278 702-0 oder an der Kasse.

APRIL 2020

Two new readings to end our 2019/2020 season.

More info soon…

(Psst. I can say, though, that one is about Sherlock Holmes!)

Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris

Cecelia Jabarine-Marshall as Rebecca and Steven Montero as Francis in Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris.

Couch Theatre presents Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris

A rehearsed reading

Tickets from http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg or

040-69 65 05 05

or http://www.comfortticket.de

Couch Theatre presentation of Mark Lyndon's STRESS

I think everyone who came to see Mark Lyndon’s STRESS on 7th and 8th February 2020 will all agree that laughter is the best antidote to stress – and what a lot of laughter there was.

After last year’s successful Couch Theatre presentation of Mark’s ‘Dangers of Coming Together’ we decided to do another two evenings at Tisch & Stuhl on a different theme. STRESS was the result.

Tisch and Stuhl was, once again, packed to the rafters and the evening was an hilarious intercultural look at how the Germans and British look at stress and how they deal with it!

We will definitely be back soon with another Mark Lyndon production, so watch this space. You can also sign up to our newsletter either here or a couchtheatre@web.de. That way you’ll never miss another production.

UPDATE: FOR FANS OF MARK LYNDON, YOU CAN SEE HIM IN OUR PRODUCTION FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING AT HAMBURG SPRECHWERK ON 6TH AND 7TH MARCH 2020! FURTHER DETAILS ON THIS WEBSITE.

Mark Lyndon’s STRESS

SOLD OUT

Hello everyone. Thanks so much for making MARK LYNDON’S STRESS such a success. Everyone on our waiting lists have now been given tickets. Due to limited seating there will be no tickets for sale at the door tonight and NEVER here or on Facebook. Watch out for scammers! They are on the increase on our Facebook page and they’ve all been reported.

If you have a ticket then see you later. Or tomorrow.

Jason ❤️

P. s. Mark Lyndon can also be seen in our rehearsed reading Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris at Sprechwerk Theatre in Hamburg on 6th and 7th March 2020 at 8pm.
Tickets from http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg or 040-69 65 05 05 or http://www.comfortticket.de (comfort ticket charges a €2 booking fee)

http://www.couchtheatre.org

Tickets

Re Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris on 6th and 7th March 2020 at 8pm at Sprechwerk Theatre in Hamburg.

For tickets bought at http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg the ticket fee is included.

If you buy your tickets via http://www.comfortticket.de there is a €2 ticket fee.

First Table Reading of Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris

We’ve just had our first table reading of Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris. So moving, so powerful. I wish that everyone could see it. And we have a simply wonderful cast. It is such a special play with lots of twists, turns, laughter and tears.

Tristan da Cunha from space

Thanks to ‘roscosofficial’ for this fantastic view from space of the most remote inhabited island in the world – Tristan da Cunha. The archipelago of Tristan da Cunha comprises four islands located 1,500 miles from South Africa and 1,300 miles from St. Helena.

It forms the backdrop for the wonderful play by Zinnie Harris, Further Than The Furthest Thing, which was inspired by the events surrounding the evacuation of the entire island to the UK in 1961.

We will be performing a rehearsed reading of the play on 6th and 7th March 2020 at 8 p.m. at Hamburg Sprechwerk, Klaus Groth Str. 3, Hamburg. Details on our flyer/poster.

Artwork: Alexander Rühl

Further Than The Furthest Thing was first co-produced by the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and the Royal National Theatre, London in 2000.

Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris

Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris at Sprechwerk Theatre in Hamburg on 6th and 7th March 2020 at 8pm.

Tickets from http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg or 040-69 65 05 05 or http://www.comfortticket.de