Do Not Go Gentle (Malthouse) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 1, 2020 - 7:30 PM
113 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006
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About the Show
‘rage, rage against the dying of the light.’
‘I am just going outside and may be some time’ said Oates tragically. Then he departed, with no intention to return, so as not to be a burden. Dutiful sacrifice. The mission continues.
Melbourne theatre legends director Susie Dee and playwright Patricia Cornelius (SHIT, LOVE) continue their 30-year collaboration with this epic odyssey packed with drama and emotion.
Robert Falcon Scott’s 1912 diary of his Antarctic adventure intertwines with a man in the present who also faces a struggle to survive. Like Scott, he is desperate to give the last leg of his life meaning, as he leads his pitiful party across a treacherous landscape.
Dylan Thomas’ poem captures their journey sublimely when he wrote: ‘rage, rage against the dying of the light.’