image for Play item typeMallory-Beyond Everest at The Old Fire Station

Play, Sat 29 Apr 2017

Mallory-Beyond Everest

Mallory-Beyond Everest


Peter Street,


Life and Death on the Roof of the World.

John Burns’ acclaimed one man play explores the life of Everest climber, George Mallory, in a tale that reveals the hidden conflicts within the life one of mountaineering’s most iconic heroes. Mallory and his climbing partner, Sandy Irvine, vanished into the mist high on Everest in 1924 and were never seen alive again. Were they the first men to climb the world’s highest mountain?

In this dramatic play Burns asks one question: if George Mallory had survived what demons would have haunted him? Mallory’s three attempts on the unclimbed peak captured the imagination of a nation ravaged by war and came to symbolise the struggle for hope. Climbing Everest began as Mallory’s passion but grew into an obsession. His quest for the summit tore him from the arms of the woman he loved and, in the end, demanded the highest price of all.

‘Very well-conceived. Convincingly acted and brilliantly executed. A good hour well spent. Highly recommend.’

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Apr 2017 19:30
Doors open 19:00.


Tickets £10 (Concessions £8) available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596) or via the Old Fire Station website (online tickets subject to a booking fee).



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Map reference: NY 400561  Lat: 54.89674 Long: -2.93612

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Carlisle station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality