Mallory-Beyond Everest at The Old Fire Station
Play, Sat 29 Apr 2017
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.’
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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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