We are delighted to confirm that A Cinema in South Georgia is to play for two nights at The Hippodrome.
Share the laughs, the sorrows and the songs as Eyemouth whaling men Jim, Archie, Fraser and wee Robbie emerge from recent history to tell us the moving story that is A Cinema in South Georgia.
This entirely new and original piece of ensemble theatre written by Jeffrey Mayhew and Susan Wilson brings to life the experiences – bitter, hilarious, rueful and heart-warming – of some of the last men to follow the millennia-old tradition of hunting the whale. Driven by dire need, difficult home circumstances or just the desire to break away, men from these islands found their way, by one route or another, to the whaling grounds of the Antarctic.There, from the grim and perilous foothold of the whaling station on South Georgia, they ventured out into the ice and storms to hunt the whale.
A powerful piece of theatre based on oral first hand accounts and research celebrating four men who risked their lives amongst the ice floes.
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