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Fri 17th May 2024 at 4:00 pm

The Rum Jungle and Other Travel Stories 

Jonathan Evans

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Tickets £4 | The Mendip, The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre

“When I wake up, I find myself in prison. Not your ordinary prison, but the sort that nightmares are made of………I’m beginning to wish that I’d gone to Benidorm. ”

In the days before Lonely Planet made the planet a lot less lonely Jonathan worked the bars of Southern Europe before travelling overland across Asia and Australia.

Jonathan Evans takes us back to the halcyon days of the hippy trail – when many travelled the world by thumb with seemingly little fear – and right up to the present day.

There’s crocodiles and con men, cyclones and shoot-outs; drug runners, exploding hippies and the mad strangler of Maungaturoto.

Evoking Hunter S Thompson, there’s even a chance encounter with the notorious writer’s screen double.

“Captivating, wonderful and enthralling. You’ll never be able to predict what’s coming next”- Adam Crowther BBC Radio Bristol

“…Absolutely hilarious. (Jonathan Evans) seems to have been a magnet for every weirdo and shyster you could wish, or not, to meet.” Mike Manson, author of Where’s My Money?

“Wild and witty, a blast of Gonzo on the overland trail. Get on board, It’s a wild ride!” – Word of Mouth

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