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Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle upon Tyne

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A tale of truly heroic failure

A one-man show by Craig Methven

Britain is going South!

In 1912 Captain Scott lost a race to the bottom of the world, and his life.  But Apsley Cherry-Garrad survived, and he’s here to tell the tragic tale of heroic failure. 

Between amateur juggling and accidental burlesque one man attempts to expose himself to the dangerous elements of the outside world with comedy, clowning and song.

Going South! is a one-man comedic storytelling show written and performed by Craig Methven, based on the true story of Scott’s ill-fated expedition. Going South! follows ‘Cherry’s’ attempts to make sense of the tragic loss of his friends, and the failure of the expedition, while also trying to keep it light, keep it funny and entertain the audience who have come to hear a Great British hero, as he stands in for the dead Captain on his ‘victory’ tour, now in Newcastle to coincide with the 108th anniversary of their great achievement!  

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Venue

Lit & Phil Library

Westgate Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 1SE

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CaroleW Productions

Organiser

CaroleW Productions

Our business plan is simple! We aim to provide "A Good Night Out"! We put on shows and events that we love and hope you will too, across genres and across venues – so we haven’t made things easy for ourselves! No fun in that, is there?! Since 2017 we've programmed Theatre, Poetry, Film, Spoken Word, Craft, Music, Physical Theatre and Comedy, narrowly avoiding a graffiti workshop (our tastes are eclectic!) across Newcastle and in 2020 we'll be branching out in to Northumberland and Durham.