Date: Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August 2019
Venue: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Tickets: £10 Adults / £8 Under 16 + Booking Fee
Resolution follows the remarkable achievements on Captain James Cook, the son of a farm-labourer, through a long and bitter feud with the british Admiralty’s Alexander Dalrymple, map-makes to the Royal Navy and celebrated Edinburgh gentleman.
Dalrymple believed it was he, and not the working-class upstart Cook, who was destined to be the greatest sea-going explorer the British Empire had ever seen.
“History is written by the victorious,” Napoleon Bonaparte once said.
Resolution tells the history not written by the victorious, nor dismissed by the conquered, but rather a history seen as the greatest prize a man can posess- but a prize no two men can ever share.
Two men. Two dreams. One prize
Award-winning pact productions, supported by Arts Council England, will tour their new stage play Resolution to North Yorkshire in August 2019, re-imagining the life and work of Captain James Cook as a bold and inventive mix of duty, conflict and high adventure.
Written by Rob Johnston, winner of the 2011 Kings Cross Award for New Writing and long listed fro the Royal Exchange Manchester’s Burntwood Prize, Resolution will be staged in and around Whitby, the coastal town where James Cook spent his formative years training for a life at sea.