‘rage, rage against the dying of the light.’
‘I am just going outside and may be some time’ said Oates tragically. Then he departed, with no intention to return, so as not to be a burden. Dutiful sacrifice. The mission continues.
Melbourne theatre legends director Susie Dee and playwright Patricia Cornelius (SHIT, LOVE) continue their 30-year collaboration with this epic odyssey packed with drama and emotion.
Robert Falcon Scott’s 1912 diary of his Antarctic adventure intertwines with a man in the present who also faces a struggle to survive. Like Scott, he is desperate to give the last leg of his life meaning, as he leads his pitiful party across a treacherous landscape.
Dylan Thomas’ poem captures their journey sublimely when he wrote: ‘rage, rage against the dying of the light.’
Malthouse Theatre presents Do not go gentle…
Key image: Zan Wimberley
|CAST INCLUDES /||
Shane Bourne, Julie Forsyth, Brian Lipson
|SET & COSTUME DESIGN /||
|LIGHTING DESIGN /||
|COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN /||
Dates & Times
|PREVIEWS||7.30pm Fri 10 Jul, 7.30pm Sat 11 Jul, 6.30pm Mon 13 Jul, 6.30pm Tue 14 Jul|
|OPENING NIGHT||7.30pm, Wed 15 Jul|
|TIME TO TALK||6.30pm, Tue 21 Jul|
|AUDIO DESCRIBED||7.30pm, Fri 24 Jul|
|AUSLAN INTERPRETED||7.30pm, Sat 1 Aug|
|SENIORS PERFORMANCES||2pm Sat 18 Jul, 2pm Sat 25 Jul, 2pm Sat 1 Aug|
Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
Contains nudity and coarse language. Check back closer to the event for further details.