Pete Searles: Hey Gringo! Bolivia & Beyond
Fri 22 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Comedy/Spoken Word
Join Pete Searles on the second leg of HEY GRINGO! his internationally acclaimed trilogy.
A bar in Cuzco…in the company of a motley crew of world travellers and drifters, a plot is hatched over a game of darts to pop over the border to seek a fabled cave – rumoured to hold the last of the cosmic secrets. A journey across Bolivia: Lawless cities, seedy bars, prisons, jungle nightclubs, drug-enforcement agents, gun-toting Nazis, a Narco kingpin, giant tarantulas and a marriage-minded female police officer. An odyssey that leads finally to a lost world in remotest Amazonia and the shadow of Cerro Amboro – the great sacred mountain shrouded in mystery and myth.
“Completely captivated the audience. With this mixture of traveller’s tales and raw stand-up comedy, spiced with a pinch of mime, Searles may have created a whole new genre of theatre… A natural raconteur of sharp wit.” Bermuda Gazette
“Walking, talking travelogues are a great British tradition, be it Michael Palin on TV or David Hare on stage, and Peter Searles’ tale of his Latin American exploits is no exception. Like Indiana Jones on speed, he borders on slapstick as he dances with drunken Indians or demonstrates in Spanish how to catch and cook a tarantula.” The Guardian
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