Further than the Furthest Thing

By Zinnie Harris 20 Apr 2023 - 4 May 2023
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A Minack Theatre production

directed by Sita Calvert-Ennals and designed by Rebecca Jane Wood

On a remote island in the middle of the South Atlantic tremors disturb the surface of the volcanic lake, but the small population are more concerned with matters above ground. An outsider wants to build a factory that he says will bring work and prosperity to the whole community. However, not everyone agrees and some question his real motives? Behind this other, darker secrets lie concealed, waiting to erupt and blow the community and their way of life apart.

Further Than the Furthest Thing was inspired by the true story of the evacuation of Tristan da Cuhna. Loosely based on true life events, Zinnie Harris’s sensitive portrait of a community in crisis gives voice to all that is lost when two countrymen can no longer talk to each other without first making an appointment.

The play premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in August, 2000, winning the Peggy Ramsay Award, the John Whiting Award and an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and is now regarded as a modern classic.