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Captain Scott’s fateful expedition
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Experience the drama of "Terra Nova"


Following a love of telling true stories brought to life on stage, director Glenda Campi has presented such plays as The Miracle Worker, The Diary of Anne Frank and Edith Cavell - Facing the Silence. These thrilling stories resonate with contemporary audiences, and the shows have enjoyed sellout seasons.

Glenda's latest foray into history explores the challenges faced by early Antarctic explorers, with Terra Nova, a play by Ted Tally, the Academy Award winning writer of Silence of the Lambs.

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Scott of the Antarctic, a hero with a tragic flaw. Played by Kevin Blair


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The wife he left behind: Kathleen Scott, played by Wendy Silvester.


Captain Robert Falcon Scott, famed English explorer, has driven his team to the bottom of the earth. Patriotism and confidence urge them achingly forward through nature's coldest, most inhospitable environment in a harrowing race to be the first in history to step foot on the South Pole.

Upon discovering that a rival expedition has preceded them there, the British team retreats into Antarctica's bone-chilling world of suffering and sacrifice.

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Scott's rival, Roald Amundsen, played by Mathieu Cadart.


Scott's tragic quest of pride and folly tells a human story of those who brave the elements, the lives they leave behind, and the hubris that drives them to catastrophe.

"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]

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Glenda with John


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One of John's Antarctic photos


The behind-the-scenes crew have been working overtime to create the magic that will allow the story and the actors to shine on stage.

Drew Campi and Colin Grevett enjoy an Antarctic break during set construction.


Terra Nova opens May 23 and continues till May 1.

Visit lindlane.com.au/watch or phone 1300 732 764 for more details and to book.
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Why? Epic true-life drama
When: April-May 2021
Phone: 1300 732 764
Where: Lind Theatre, 16 Mitchell St, Nambour
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