Antarctica, a new play by David S. Young, will receive its British premiere when it opens at the Savoy Theatre Oct. 9, following previews from Sept. 25, for a run through Dec. 8.
Antarctica is based on a true story involving a group of officers and other ranks attached to the 1912 Antarctic expedtion led by the doomed Captain Robert Falcon Scott. With no winter clothing, only seven weeks of rations and six months away from the advent of spring, the men face the biggest challenge of them all, the fight for survival.
Antarctica will star Mark Bazeley, Stephen Boxer, Darrell D'Silva and Jason Flemyng.
Mark Bazeley performed in The Real Thing at the Donmar Warehouse, Julius Caesar for RSC and The Soldiers at the Glasgow Citizens. Stephen Boxer has played numerous parts for the RSC and RNT, with television roles including "Grafters," "Killer Net" and "Thatcher: The Final Days." Darrell D'Silva stage credits include Closer for the National Theatre, The Three Musketeers at Sheffield Crucible and Further Than the Furthest Thing for the National Theatre. Flemyng's screen credits include "Red Violin," "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." Later this year, he will appear in "Rock Star" with Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, and From Hell with Johnny Depp.
Richard Rose, artistic director of Toronto's Necessary Angel Theatre, will direct the production. Set and costume design from Rae Smith. Lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Christopher Shutt. David S Young's previous plays have included Glenn and Clout. Bookings for the show are now open.
— by Theatrenow