Cynet Theatre perform Isle of Slaves role reversal comedy in Lympstone

PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 July 2018

Oliver Harris as Iphicrate, Damian Schedler Cruz as Harlequin

Oliver Harris as Iphicrate, Damian Schedler Cruz as Harlequin

benjamin j borley

Thought-provoking comedy when the master/slave relationship is reversed

Harriet Birks as EuphrosineHarriet Birks as Euphrosine

In this role reversal comedy performed by Exeter’s Cygnet Theatre, two slaves get the chance to change places with their owners after the group are shipwrecked on an island where the master-slave relationship has been turned on its head.

The island is run by escaped slaves who decree that all former masters and mistresses must experience slavery for themselves.

At first this seems a perfect opportunity for the two slaves, Harlequin and Cleanthis, to get their revenge on their master and mistress by bullying and humiliating them. But they soon discover that exercising authority over others brings dangers as well as pleasures.

The play, written in the 18th century by Pierre de Marivaux, is designed to be thought-provoking as well as funny.

Exeter Cygnet Theatre Isle of SlavesExeter Cygnet Theatre Isle of Slaves

The outdoor performance takes place at Undercliffe in Lympstone on Saturday, July 14, starting at 6pm. Tickets cost £10 (family ticket £30, £5 under-18/NUS), available from, tel 01392 277189.

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