Planting the Dunk Botanic Gardens
Lovingly told plant life monologue
This article is from 2007.
David Malikoff’s monologue amounts to a brief exposition of the history of Dunk Island near the great Barrier reef, followed by the story, told in the form of a prose poem by Mark O’Connor, of O’Connor’s struggle to create a garden in the jungle adjacent to the island’s tourist resort. Interspersed with multimedia, the piece goes on to document with loving detail the plant life of the island, which seems immeasurably superior to many of its vividly described human inhabitants. This is an engaging little story told with the minimum of physical business, though its interests are perhaps a bit specialised for the Fringe. (Steve Cramer)
Quaker Meeting House, 220 6109, until 25 Aug, 11.30am, £5–£7.