by Ted Tally
Directed by Laurence Cann and Neil Oxley
23-27 February 2010
In the winter of 1911-12, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the world. Only the Norwegians returned.
Terra Nova is the story of Captain's Scott's last expedition, drawn from the journals and letters found with his frozen body. The action blends scenes from the five men's tragic ordeal with flashbacks of Scott and his wife Kathleen and fateful glimpses of Scott's rival for the Pole, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen. It is a play about British pride and resolve which captures the bravery of men who accept the bitter knowledge that suffering and death will be the only reward for their heroism. It is uplifting, powerful and recalls a nearly forgotten age and attitude to life and country.
Playwright Ted Tally won an Oscar for his screenplay for Silence of the Lambs.
Tickets £9.00, concessions £7.00 from the Box office: 0118 969 0827.