"One of the many reasons I enjoy directing plays based on real people and true stories like The Miracle Worker, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Edith Cavell-Facing the Silence," explains Glenda, "are the people you learn of along the way.
The background research is so enlightening in telling the story and the production team feel even more deeply connected with their contribution.
"So it was no surprise this would happen again with 'Terra Nova'. Having been shown an article on 100-year-old John Russell, a former engineer and the last surviving member of the 10-man team who first established Australia's Mawson Station in 1954, I contacted him and went to his home in Deception Bay for a chat.
John shared so much of his knowledge with me, painting a picture of life in those extreme conditions."[/I]