Contagious

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

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ABOUT THE SHOW

A stage adaptation, by Nick Warren, of Hemingway’s classic, The Old Man and the Sea. 

Santiago is an old fisherman who hasn’t brought in a catch for 84 days. While the villagers pass judgements on his past and his future, the old man heads far out into the Gulf of Mexico where he hooks a giant marlin. And so begins his epic battle.

Working within and around the themes of life, death, brotherhood and the struggle for existence, this imaginative adaptation gives this classic text a modern twist for the contemporary audience.

Using chorus, mask, shadow theatre, physical performance, an innovative set and epic sound design, this is a delightfully theatrical re-imagining of Hemmingway’s classic tale.

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Flavoured with songs of the ocean, and sutured together with mime that harnesses a very real sense of magic, the work is truly a brilliant experience: it is beautifully honed and tells a clear story with a very big fish (and an even bigger heart).
— My View, Robyn Sassen
The adaptation of The Old Man and the Sea as a play by Nick Warren and the staging thereof by Jenine Collocott is both riveting and entertaining.
— Arts Comments, Moira de Swardt
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There’s some song, some chit-chat, some philosophy and a great deal of heart in a show that’s sweet and funny and riddled with humour. I was completely hooked.
— Daily Maverick, Lesley Stones