by Richard Bean
Oberon Books | (rrp £9.99)
“It is as if we find ourselves at the beginning of time…”
1789. Ideas of revolution and democracy are in the air. In the South Pacific, Fletcher Christian overthrows his captain in the famous mutiny on The Bounty.
With his fellow mutineers and their Tahitian lovers and followers, Christian drops anchor at the remote island of Pitcairn. But his dream of creating a society of equals is blown off course: by the greed and suspicions of his fellow sailors, and by the Tahitian’s adherence to their hierarchy and traditions.
With salty humour and growing horror, Richard Bean charts the colony’s bloody descent from a new Eden to a dystopia.
“I can’t stop thinking about it”
“Bean dares to tackle big themes with thought-provoking fizz”
“A marvellous new play. Bean’s final twist is a delight”
Southern Daily Echo