The adventures of Huckleberry Finn are brought crashing into life by award-winning theatre company Shapeshifter and James Graham, winner of the Pearson Playwrighting Bursary in this ambitious, lyrical and riveting production.
Huck, the outcast urchin, and Jim, a runaway slave with a bounty on his head, are fleeing down the mighty Mississippi river on their makeshift raft in this adaptation of Mark Twain's confrontational and brilliantly funny novel.
Fleeing his violent father and separated from his best friend, Huck wrestles with prejudices of faith, class, colour and age, while his own innately good heart struggles to win out.
With the rhythmic, driving music of a young America and a fast-moving, comic script, Huck is at the frontier - the frontier of a new nation, and the frontier of morality - struggling with all the conundrums the adult world can throw up.
As the river carries them away from home and towards new dangers and adventures, the relationship between the two fugitives deepens, the adventures grow wilder and the stories taller.