Plays Directory : Jumpers

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Tom Stoppard
  • Written
    1972
  • Setting
    An office
  • Overview
    Jumpers is a 1972 play by Tom Stoppard. It explores and satirises the field of academic philosophy, likening it to a less-than skillful competitive gymnastics display. Jumpers raises questions such as "What do we know?" and "Where do values come from?" It is set in an alternate reality where some British astronauts have landed on the moon and "Radical Liberals" (read pragmatists and relativists) have taken over the British government (the play seems to suggest that pragmatists and relativists would be immoral (Archie says that murder is not wrong, merely "antisocial")). It was inspired by the notion that a manned moon landing would ruin the moon as a poetic trope and possibly lead to a collapse of moral values.

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Connected mandy members:

Kiele Tohara
Kiele Tohara
Costume Designer
2018, Set construction
Norda Thatre
Alexander Hulme
2012, Jumper/Lord Greystoke
Tabard Theatre
Andre Refig
Andre Refig
Actor
2012, Musical Director
Tabard Theatre
Michael McEvoy
2012, Crouch
Brendan Matthew
2012, Jumper/ Dance Captain
Julie Rose Smith
2012, The Secretary
The Tabard Theatre
Robert Henderson
Robert Henderson
Lighting Designer
2012, Lighting Designer
Max Cormac
Max Cormac
Actor
2012, Jumper
Vanessa Mildenberg
Vanessa Mildenberg
Movement Director
2009, Movement Director/Guest artist/Assistant Professor of Theatre
Wright Theatre
Alethea Estill
2006, Main character - A woman
St James Arts Center
Assunta Esposito
2006, Jumper
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
David Martin
David Martin
Actor
2006, Crouch
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
Dodger Phillips
Dodger Phillips
Movement Director
2005, Actor
National Theatre and West End
Corin Buckeridge
Corin Buckeridge
Composer
2005, Composer
Corin Buckeridge
Corin Buckeridge
Composer
2005, Composer
RNT/Piccadilly Theatre/Broadway
Woody Woodcock
Woody Woodcock
Deputy Stage Manager
2004, Technical ASM
Piccadilly Theatre
Steve Watts
Steve Watts
Singer
2004, Principal artist
Steve Watts
Steve Watts
Actor
2003, Sir Archibald Jumper u/s & played
Piccadilly
Dodger Phillips
2003, Jumper
Littleton Theatre
Paul Bamford
Paul Bamford
Deputy Stage Manager
2003, ASM
Lyttelton Theatre