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A play about the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nanse. This epic sweep of a play takes us from a contemporary Westminster Abbey to the Arctic ship Fram or Forward specially built by the famous Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen who, with his suicidal companion, Johansen, makes a bid on foot for the North Pole in the 1890s. Though incompatible, they share a bear fur sleeping-bag through the long winter. Nansen, still haunted by Johansen's ghost, is appointed to the League of Nations. As a figurehead of Russian famine relief in 1922, he conducts the first celebrity campaign, searching for means, however shocking, to make people care. Media Partner for Travelex £10 Tickets - The Independent. Television Media Partner of Travelex £10 Tickets - skyARTS Channel 267.Performers Mark Addy (Johansen), Jasper Britton (Nansen), Ronald Chabvvuka, Sian Thomas (Sybil Thorndike), Mary Addy (Hjalmar Johansen), Viviana Durante, Jeff Rawle (Gilbert Murray), Jim Creighton, Joel Davis, Patrick Drury, Viviana Durante, Steven Helliwell, Aykut Hilmi, Clare Lawrence, Anna Lowe, Carolyn Pickles, Joseph Thompson, Jeff Rawle (Gilbert Murray), Verelle Roberts, Sian Thomas (Sybil Thorndike), Keanu Taylor.
Author Tony Harrison. Corporate Sponsor Travelex. Producer National Theatre. Director Tony Harrison. Director Bob Crowley. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Mark Henderson. Costume Fotini Dimou. Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Music Richard Blackford. Design Jon Driscoll (video).
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