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‘The Shape of the World’ – a new comic drama
November 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
One event on November 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm
One event on December 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
‘The Shape of the World’ – a new comic drama by Andrew Willment
Performed by Chesham Bois Catholic Players at the
Little Theatre by the Park, Church St, Chesham, HP5 1HU (also known as the Temperance Hall)
Saturday Nov 24th (7.30pm), Friday Nov 30th (8pm) and Saturday 1st Dec (7.30pm)
It was in 1735, that an expedition led by three Frenchmen set out to discover the true shape of the earth, using only measuring poles, maths and star sightings. It was an epic journey, during which they lost two of their team, one of whom was murdered by the Spanish. They climbed the Andes mountains to accurately measure a 200 mile long path, travelled through uncharted parts of the Amazon jungle at a time when it was still thought that dragons were real and managed to make two very important discoveries that would have a tremendous effect on the western world. Yet, during much of their adventure the three Frenchmen had tremendous arguments and spent much of their time refusing to speak to each other!
This was a quite perilous expedition and an almost unbelievable experience undertaken by three amazing characters. This is their story, it’s delightful, it’s funny, it’s a real adventure and it’s also true!
Tickets: £12 and £10 (concessions)
Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/cbcplayers or telephone 0844 8700887 (£1.50 surcharge for telephone bookings)