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King of Tonga (2007)

At the German North Sea coast people tell the legend of the sailor Hinrich Meyer. He is told to have been shipwrecked near Tonga, a small island in the Southern Pacific ocean, and to have married the daughter of a chief and thus was crowned the King of Tonga. Using 16 blue steel barrels, theatre collective Das Letzte Kleinod produced a performance with about the North Sea’s longing for the South Seas.

Book und direction: Jens-Erwin Siemssen/ Actors: Jochen Stechmann, Anna-Katharina Andrees, Birgit Wieger, Mesualina Kaitapu/ Dramaturgy and production: Juliane Lenssen/ Technical staff: Maria Herles, Erik Utpatel, Lennard Wencke/ Assistance: Sabrina Meyer

Photos: Ingo Wagner

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