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Terra Nova

9 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021
Essendon Theatre Co.

Author: Ted Tally

Director: David Collins

Genre: Drama

Agent: Music Theatre International


The story of Captain Scott’s expedition to the South Pole, his discovery that Amundsen had preceded him, the bravery and sufferings of his team, the self-sacrifice of Captain Oates and the final tragedy are recounted in a mixture of fantasy and realism which underlines both the human and epic qualities of the deathless adventure. In particular this is achieved by the presence of Amundsen, who appears in a variety of guises: chairman of a congratulatory gathering, as rival, even as a French waiter; and especially as critic, commentator, friend and monitor, when he is visible to Scott alone. Scott’s wife, Kathleen, also comes to him – as a bride, companion and mother to his son, Peter. The play opens and closes with Scott writing in the famous journal from which all the details of the final weeks are known. Period 1910-12.


Start Date: 9 Sep 2021

End Date: 18 Sep 2021

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 12th Sep 2021

8:00pm on:

  • Thu 9th Sep 2021
  • Fri 10th Sep 2021
  • Sat 11th Sep 2021
  • Thu 16th Sep 2021
  • Fri 17th Sep 2021
  • Sat 18th Sep 2021

Ticket Prices:

$25 Adult; $20 Concession

Bookings: Phone/SMS 0406 448 368 or book online at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au

Theatre: Essendon Theatre Company

Theatre Address:

Bradshaw Street Community Hall
9 - 11 Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040

Other Information:

Theatre restaurant style seating! Please bring along your own food and drinks to enjoy on the night. A small kiosk will be open selling snacks and soft drinks.


Characters Summary:

There are roles for 6 men and 1 woman

Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 26th Jun 2021
  • Sun 27th Jun 2021

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