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March 3, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 3, 2018
February 23 – March 3
By Paul Brown & John Hickie
Directed by Arthur Zrill
This is a radio play about the Antarctic Explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. This true story is of one of the great heroic adventures of the 20th century. In 1914, Shackleton set out from London on his way to the frozen Antarctic. The plan was to trek across the continent, a journey of 1,800 miles, and cross the actual South Pole.
Unfortunately, the ship became stuck in the Antarctic ice and sank. The crew were forced to abandon ship and with the expedition now over, they started a long on-ice journey for survival. They had no contact with the rest of the world and the world did not know where they were. They were far from the normal shipping routes with zero chance of rescue.
They were alone in a frozen wasteland.
The play will be complete with ‘Foley artists’ (experts in reproduction of sound effects).
The script is based on the actual accounts by Shackleton and some of the ship’s crew. 100 years ago this was an amazing story, and it has lost none of its fascination since then.