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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 (SHITLOVE) 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.’

"‘TRULY CAPTIVATING.’"
— The Age

Malthouse Theatre presents Do not go gentle…

Key image: Zan Wimberley 

BY /

Patricia Cornelius

DIRECTION /

Susie Dee

CAST INCLUDES /

Shane Bourne, Julie Forsyth, Brian Lipson

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /

Marg Horwell

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Rachel Burke

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN /

Kelly Ryall

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Audio Described
Auslan Interpreted

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

Location

Merlyn Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The 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.

Event notes

WARNINGS /

Contains nudity and coarse language. This is a new production, so check back closer to the event for further details.

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