Everest Untold @ The Isaac Theatre Royal / Gloucester Room

15
/ Jul
Friday
2016

Everest Untold @ The Isaac Theatre Royal / Gloucester Room

Time
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Reinforcement that the successful summiting of Everest in 1953 was a team effort where everybody played their part is the theme that underpins Everest Untold. Part climbing experience, part history lesson, and part personal revelation; the play is a reminder to us all that the expedition included a second New Zealander, alongside Sir Ed Hillary.

The two-handed production features expedition leader, Sir John Hunt played by Stephen Lovatt, and the expedition’s “other Kiwi” George Lowe played by Edwin Wright. After becoming firm friends and climbing companions on Mount Cook, it was George, a native of the Hawkes Bay, who first suggested to Ed that they might have a crack at climbing in the Himalayas. On the 1953 Everest Expedition George and Ed climbed together in the early stages but then Ed teamed up with Tenzing and the rest is history. Or so we thought! Everest Untold aims to transform our modern understanding of those events of sixty years ago.