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The Hybernaculum

By Yolanda Pupo-Thompson.

A play depicting a summer's day at The Wakes, the house of 18th-century amateur naturalist the Rev Gilbert White, when White, awaiting the final proofs of his book, is tormented by a form of tinnitus which he calls 'obsessive ruminations'. He is also distraught at the disappearance of his pet tortoise Timothy and, during the course of the search for his old friend, he is forced to emerge from his secluded hybernaculum and confront the fact that his days as a naturalist and active clergyman are nearly at an end.

Rev Gilbert White ..... John Bett
Molly White ..... Madeleine Worrall
John Mulso ..... Simon Scott
Dr Chandler/Thomas Hoare ..... Crawford Logan
Hecky Chapone ..... Hilary Neville
Tom White ..... William Neville-Towle
Bee Boy ..... Carlos Williams

Music by Joe Acheson
Directed by Matt Thompson.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Jun 2010 20:00

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