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The Last South:
Pursuit Of The Pole

Adapted by G.M. Calhoun
Directed by Rob Mulholland

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The Last South: Pursuit Of The Pole

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This new drama from a multiple Fringe First winning team sees two invincible explorers engage in one final conquest.

A century ago and a world apart, Amundsen and Scott race to discover the South Pole - Earth's last great unknown. Through their revealing and often humorous personal journals, the two rivals transport us to an alien landscape as unimaginably hostile as it is awe-inspiring.

In the race of their lives, only one could be first.

Adrian LukisAdrian Lukis plays Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Lukis is perhaps best known for playing Wickham in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. Other TV includes major roles in Peak Practice, Judge John Deed, Foyle's War and Private Lives, with recent West End theatre credits including The Philadelphia Story at Kevin Spacey's Old Vic, plus The Relapse and Moira Buffini's Dinner at the National Theatre.

Jamie LeeJamie Lee plays Roald Amundsen. Notable screen credits include Cold Mountain, Wilde and Shackleton, for the filming of which he experienced the harsh polar landscape at first hand. Jamie was nominated as Best Actor in the Manchester Evening News Awards for his lead role in Speed The Plow at the Royal Exchange, and also appeared in Anna Karenina at Edinburgh's Lyceum. A native Scot, he was last seen at the festival in Hilt, also at Pleasance.

G.M. Calhoun has portrayed more than 200 characters in over 1,300 performances as a professional travelling repertory actor in the USA and has directed more than 60 one act plays and shorts.  He now writes full-time, and his other workincludes Roland, Coupled, Starting Line and Love or Glory Story.

Rob Mulholland has directed four consecutive Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning productions: The Lady and the Clarinet (featuring Imelda Staunton and David Thewlis), The Boys Next Door, Undertow and the first authorized stage adaptation of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Three of these transferred to London following their festival debuts. Additionally, Rob directed the West End production of Being at Home with Claude and Frank Finlay in Black Angel at The King’s Head.

Jamie Lee and Adrian Lukis in The Last South

'An agile work, excellently acted.'
Top 20 Festival Shows - Top 5 Theatre Shows
**** The List (click for full review)

'The acting is first rate' **** Metro (click for full review)

'The piece is beautifully played by Adrian Lukis as Scott, a man who feels he has let everyone down, and Jamie Lee as the phlegmatic Amundsen. The poignancy of Amundsen and his team eating chocolate pudding while Scott and his starve is almost unbearable.' The Guardian

**** Fest Magazine (click for full review)

'Mulholland’s production evokes the most accomplished ensemble acting seen at this year’s festival.'
Financial Times

'At the top end of the Fringe...is Rob Mulholland's production' Michael Billington, The Guardian

 

   

Pleasance Courtyard
(Venue 33)

1-27 August 2007
Days off: 8 & 15
1.10pm - 2.20pm
Tickets £5 - £10

Online Booking:
Pleasance.co.uk
Edfringe.com

Offline Booking:
0131 556 6550
0131 226 0000


 

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