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Truly heroic failure, anyone?
‘Going South!’ is comedic, but it’s tragic, too. Written and performed by Craig Methven of Back of the Attic Theatre, he plays Aspley Cherry-Garrard, or “Cherry”, a survivor of Scott’s trek to the pole. The show is famed as a presentation and will see Cherry attempt to make sense of the tragic loss of his friends, and the failure of the expedition, while also trying to keep it light, keep it funny and entertain the audience who have come to hear about a Great British hero. It explores, questions and celebrates the ways in which we use comedy as a shield and you can expect to be regaled and entertained with original songs, juggling routines and, maybe, just maybe, one accidental burlesque routine… The show is being presented by CaroleW Productions (always a stamp of a good night out) and perfectly suited to the environs of the Lit & Phil, which has staged plenty of talks and discussions down through the years (but never quite like this).
Going South! Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 January, Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £10/£8. litandphil.org.uk