ISBN: 9781783191079
Binding: PaperBack


Richard Bean


In the southern Pacific Ocean on the remote island of Pitcairn, the infamous mutineers of The Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian (or should it be Titreano?) begin to establish a new society alongside their Tahitian followers. Tensions quickly swell as the British settlers refuse to relinquish the vices of their past. Social, racial and sexual schisms render the once paradisiac island into a hotbed of discord and bloody violence.

Pitcairn vividly explores the conflict between personal freedoms and public responsibilities. Pitcairn is Richard Bean’s brutal telling of the colonisation of the remote island of Pitcairn by Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers. The play charts – with salty humour and growing horror – the spiralling descent of the colony from a new Eden of freedom and equality to a brutal dystopia.

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ISBN13 9781783191079
Binding PaperBack


‘[Bean] is a writer I greatly admire: daring, often funny, with an enthusiasm for ruffling feathers and wading into contentious issues where others fear to tread.’ Telegraph

‘Ingenious look at a failed attempt to create an island utopia.’ Guardian

‘[A] boldly contentious writer.’ Evening Standard

‘Bean is nothing if not prolific and equally bold in his choice of subject matter.’ The Stage