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The Last South: Pursuit of the Pole


James Seabright presents

The Last South: Pursuit of the Pole

Adapted from the journals of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott by G.M. Calhoun. Two invincible explorers. One final conquest.This new drama from a multiple Fringe First winning team charts the incredible journey of two of the world's most revered explorers. Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott were heroes from a time when the world had just one remaining corner to be conquered - the South Pole. Based on their actual expedition diaries, this show interweaves the two journeys into a thrilling story of adventure and extreme human endeavour, transporting us to an alien landscape as unimaginably hostile as it is awe-inspiring. The journey ended in victory for just one team. But could the other cope with being 'the last south'? David Burt plays Captain Robert Falcon Scott. He has played many RSC, National and West End roles in plays and musicals, including in the first cast of 'Les MisÚrables'. Christian Olliver plays Roald Amundsen. His stage credits include 'The 39 Steps' in the West End, 'Loyalties' at the Finborough, and as Iago in 'Othello' at Broadway Theatre.

"Anyone who has loved stories such as Touching the Void will find these two accounts wonderfully compelling."**** THE SCOTSMAN

"There is much humour, but it is their accounts of the return journeys that are the most poignant."**** EVENING STANDARD