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Terra Nova

By Ted Tally

Directed by Mark Langham

Season: 14th January - 4th February 2012
Preview night 13th January
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

This is about as good as amateur (and Genesian) productions get and I can barely imagine a professional one managing too much better - lloyd bradford (brad) syke, Australian Stage

Intriguingly written, powerful theatre, and Genesians' production tells its story unflinchingly, effectively and movingly. - Neil Litchfield, Stage Whispers

very competent, and well performed - David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide

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Captain Scott's epic, and ultimately fatal, final adventure is the true stuff of legend. Following his own brand of muscular Christianity, Scott led his men towards what he believed to be his pre-ordained destiny - pre-eminence at the South Pole. Ted Tally's insightful play examines whether one of recent history's most epic failures was a result of bad luck, bad planning or, as some historians believe, the final act in Scott's doomed existence.

In the centenary of their death, the play looks at the character of the men who lived and died in the Antarctic wastes and shows the human face of a fateful journey.

On 17 January 1912 Captain Robert Scott and his team arrived at the South Pole. To mark the centenary of that achievement, on Tuesday 17 January 2012 the Genesian Theatre will be presenting a gala performance of Terra Nova, all tickets $40 including complimentary drinks, supper, and a guest speaker. Book Here for this gala performance!

Director:Mark Langham
Technical Director:Owen Gimblett
Set Design:Owen Gimblett
Costume Design:Susan Carveth
Lighting & Sound Design:Michael Schell

Stage Manager:Mark Banks
Assistant Stage Manager:Victoria Hoffman
Katherine Lee
Lighting & Sound Operator:Lauren Churm

Captain Robert Falcon "Con" Scott, RN:Roger Gimblett
Roald Amundsen:Tom Massey
Kathleen Scott:Flora Milne
Dr Edward "Uncle Bill" Wilson:James Moir
Lieutenant Henry "Birdie" Bowers, RIM:Sam Ryan
Petty Officer 1st Cl. Edgar "Taff" Evans, RN:Michael Sydes
Captain Lawrence "Titus" Oates, Army:Jack Wieczorek

By special arrangement with Hal Leonard Pty Ltd