THE LAST MARCH Comes to Southwark Playhouse's Little Space This Christmas Season
This thrilling comedy of Captain Scott's race to conquer the South Pole plays a four-week Christmas season in Southwark Playhouse's Little space this Christmas from 11 December 2013 to 4 January 2014.
Dog sleds, icy adventure, and a bitter race to the end; The Last March is the thrilling comedy of Captain Scott's last daring bid to conquer the South Pole.
Comically tragic or tragically comic, we tell the story of England's proudest and most foolhardy gentleman adventurer in his life or death race against the merciless Norwegian explorer, Amundsen.
Using spirited humour, frantic physicality and of course bucket loads of revitalising tea, tinder theatre will tell the story - from its hopeful beginnings full of promise and adventure, to its bleak snow swept end.
This time, history is written by the losers...
Director Ian Nicholson trained at Central School of Speech and Drama, and the Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He was recently assistant director to Cal McCrystal on Mr Whatnot (Royal and Derngate, Northampton) and Emma Rice on Spymonkey's Oedipussy. His work as director includes South Asian Literature Festival (Bush Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Romulan Taiteellinen Teatteri, Finland), Animal Farm (Arcola Theatre), and Transmissions New Writing Festival (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).
The New Theatre Royal is an historic theatre which has stood in the heart of Portsmouth for nearly two hundred years. The theatre is currently undergoing a multi-million redevelopment, due for completion in September 2014, which will see the NTR become one of the most modern and exciting theatre spaces in the south.