the world première of

The Professor of Adventure

Written and performed by Peter Macqueen as Millican Dalton

Showing Sat 19 March – Tue 5 April Previews Fri 18 March, 7.30pm

The Professor of Adventure

This production ended on 05/04/2016


He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked Woodbines and lived in a cave. Millican Dalton was a mountain guide, philosopher and self-proclaimed inventor of shorts. Leaving his stifling city job, Millican dropped out before it became fashionable and set out to seek romance and freedom living amongst nature in cabins, tents and caves for the next fifty years of his life.

It’s 1941 and Millican is in ‘the safest spot to escape the kind attentions of Mr Hitler’ - his cave in Borrowdale. But the Keswick ARP warden has just ordered him to “put that candle out” and the Borrowdale Hermit is far from happy...

Meet this true English eccentric, the self-styled Professor of Adventure, in a one man show celebrating his unique outlook on life, his philosophy and his continuing quest for freedom.

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 mins (inc. 20 min interval)

Prices £24.50 - £11

Meet the Cast

  • Millican Dalton
    Peter Macqueen
    Peter Macqueen

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