2016 Events » Everest Untold
Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre in association with Arts On Tour presents
Friday 22 July | 8pm
Everest Untold features the 1953 Everest expedition leader, Sir John Hunt and the expedition's 'other Kiwi' George Lowe in the Untold story what happened in the Himalayas sixty years ago. Rich with humour, pathos and adventure, Everest Untold is a story of friendship, rivalry, sacrifice, brotherhood, what it means to be part of a team and what it means to be left behind.
Everest Untold is the world premiere of a new play by acclaimed Auckland playwright Gareth Davies, whose work has previously been performed in festivals throughout the UK. Everest Untold features the extraordinary talents of theatre and screen veterans Stephen Lovatt (Hope and Wire, Fantail, Angels in America) and Edwin Wright (The Glass Menagerie, The End of the Rainbow, The Pohutakawa Tree, King King, Underworld III) and directed by award winning actor and writer Toby Leech (Wheelers Luck, Seige, Shortland Street). Part climbing experience, part history lesson and part personal revelation, this is theatre for all New Zealanders.
There is something about building up a comradeship-that I still believe is the greatest of all feats-and sharing in the dangers with your company of peers. -Edmund Hillary
Arts on Tour shows are subsidised by Creative New Zealand
Pre-theatre dining is available at Limelight Cafe. Check out their menu. Bookings are essential on 527 9436.