History of Guernsey in Sixty Minutes

Guernsey is getting it’s very own ‘Horrible-Histories’-style treatment from the people that brought Improv Comedy to Guernsey.

‘HOGISM’ (History of Guernsey in sixty minutes) will have its world premiere with limited run this month at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts where both locals and visitors can expect a whirl wind of entertainment. This new piece of theatre covers Guernsey history from the first pebble (2.6 billion years ago) through to the rock to roque all in an incredible sixty minutes.

The play has been devised and co-written by the four actors who all bring a high level of professional theatrical skill and experience to the project and is supported by the Guernsey Arts Commission.

Sarah Hansmann worked on TV, theatre and stand-up Comedy in South Africa before moving to Guernsey to start a family. She is also the Improv veteran behind Guernsey Improbables, the locally based ‘hilarious’ improv comedy.

Also part of Guernsey Improbables are Oliver Davies and Dave Hyett.

After winning a scholarship from The Stage to study at The Academy Drama School, Oliver co-founded Show Don’t Tell Theatre Company and is an experienced theatre practitioner and drama tutor on the Island.

Dave is best known for his street dance and martial arts, but also studied physical theatre at East 15 Acting School and has several credits to his name including movie ‘Babes with Blades’, and a Mark Ronson music video.

Elizabeth Went is veteran theatre creator who studied Acting at BSA and has several international acting and directing credits. Since moving to Guernsey she is a regular performer with GHIAC at Castle Cornet, is on the GAC Community Arts team and teaches Drama at a local dance school.

Taking a leaf out of the books of ‘Horrible Histories’ popular treatment of history, the HOGISM team will combine humour a with the engaging and fun nature of physical theatre to make for an entertaining and perhaps enlightening evening of Theatre.

HOGISM has its world premiere performances at The Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts on 18th,19th and 20th June. 7:30 pm nightly and a matinee 3pm on the Saturday.

Early Booking is advised via guernseytickets.gg or at the box office at PRCPA.

These special performances will be followed by a Q&A session with actors where they will give insight into the process and the audience have a chance to give feedback to enhance the future of this brand new piece of Theatre.

Suitable for all ages. Tickets are £9 full and £7 children.


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