MA Moving Image alumnus succeed in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018
MA Moving Image alumnus Enrique Muñoz, who was studying with us during the academic year 2016-2017, has been invited to perform his last work, Shacketon’s Stowayay, in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 next August. Sold Out for seventeen of the twenty three nights of the festival, and awarded with the Sell Out Show laurel! After this success, next stops will be Cardiff, London for a full epic Antarctic adventure…
Enrique is the director and digital environment designer of the play. This is another step in his career after one year with us exploring the use of the new immersive technologies within the Performing Arts.
Shackleton’s Stowaway has been written by Andy Dickinson, founder of Stolen Elephant Theatre. It is based on the real events of the legendary Endurance expedition to Antarctica. It follows the misfortunes of an 18 year old stowaway aboard the expedition. Initially, he’s in complete awe of Shackleton. But this fades by the time Shackleton has gotten them trapped in the polar ice pack – even more so when the Endurance actually breaks up and sinks. This leaves them adrift on the ice, hundreds of miles from civilisation. This production follows the the true story of Ernest Shackleton and his stowaway as they have to work together to fight for survival.
The first debut of the work was on July 14 where it premiered at the Cervantes Theater in London, which was a great opportunity to be able to rediscover the most human part of the heroes of our History that are so often portrayed by stories romantics as people without fear, without pain and without doubts.
Shackleton’s Stowaway was performed at theSpace at Surgeon’s Hall from August 3rd – 25th, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018.