Rave Reviews!


"After a decade of research, one British writer and director has shed unexpected light on the murky fate of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett and those who followed him deep into the Brazilian jungle….It appears that Fawcett had no intention of ever returning to Britain….He wanted instead to set up a secret community which would be based on a mixture of unusual beliefs, involving both the worship of his own son, Jack, and the tenets of the then fashionable credo of Theosophy….After visiting this remote jungle, then gaining permission to search through Fawcett's correspondence for the first time, the theatre and television director Misha Williams believes the other expeditions have all been travelling in the wrong direction and looking for the wrong things."


"Stirring it up in the 1950's to revive interest, was Fawcett's unfavoured son Brian, who wrote a fantastical book purporting to be by Fawcett himself, and designed to throw people off the scent. People love a good old archaeological disappearance mystery and this is one of the best. Now it is Misha Williams's turn to thrust his erudite oar into the mix, dig up a treasure trove of hidden letters and initiate the 21st century to this adventure…Beautifully acted with heaps of charisma and thoroughly gripping with a constantly twisting story."


The secret surrounding the disappearance of Fawcett have now been revealed in a bold new play "AmaZonia" by award winning writer/
Director Misha Williams at The Bridewell Theatre…
AmaZonia is an extraordinary piece of theatre, based on the enduring Fawcett mystery and the secret archives of the Fawcett family….an amazingly intriguing play and one to see if you enjoy mystery and mysticism."


"I rather enjoyed the resulting brew and the zest with which it was acted, but it is only for connoisseurs of the seriously weird."


"I found Williams' willingness to engage with the ineffable invigorating…the simultaneous admiration of the doomed mystics and admission of their destructive tendencies is poignant…Different and curiously worthwhile."


"The most bizarre play of 2004"

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