Written by Ben Harrison and the Company
Commission by Stavanger 2008 European Capital of Culture as part of The North Sea Project Stavanger 2008
13th – 25th October 2008
Perfomed on Engøyholmen
Engøyholmen is home to a Coastal Culture Centre where the activites reflect the maritime heritage of the Rogland coast, wooden boat building and restoration and maintenance of their veteran vessels Hundvaag 1 and Nokk. All the centres’ activites are built on integrating kids, young people and grownups that are in need of a new start, challenges, or alternative and caring social surroundings.
Hundvaag 1 was used to bring our audience from Stavanger harbour to the island, whilst the cast and crew had to row the short distance from an adjacent island to get to work.
The fantastic and talented men and women on the island took very good care of us,
becoming deeply involved in the creation and running of the show, and made us extremely welcome – despite the fact that they likened our arrival (especially the decanting of our masses of technical equipment from the bowels of Hundvaag 1) to being invaded!
They even named a boat that they had built after a character in our show and launched it during our time there.
We spent a month in Stavanger and it was an extraordinary and wonderful experience.
The centre is open for visitors on request so, should you find yourself in Stavanger, we heartily recommend a visit.