North North North

North North North

Tue 18 March 2014

North North North

★★★★ What’s On Stage

"...a captivating play full of courage, determination and man’s battle against the elements."
British Theatre Guide

"...enjoyable and informative as well as being jolly good fun." Exeunt

In 1897 three Swedish adventurers headed for the North Pole in a hydrogen filled balloon. Their aim was to explore new lands, to map the undiscovered Arctic and to plant the flag of Sweden at the pole.

At 2:30pm on the 11th July they cut the anchor lines and floated up  into the cold arctic air. They were never seen alive again...Using an international cast, storytelling, physical theatre and live music, award winning New International Encounter invite you to join them for an exhilarating journey into one of the worlds last great wilderness areas.

A journey full of hope and daring do, of frostbite and patriotic songs. A dream and a nightmare of the great white north. Established in 2001, NIE have created 17 original productions andtoured to 29 different countries, spanning 3 continents.

New International Encounter

NIE was formed in 2001 but some members of the company have been have been working together since 1996. The idea of an international company grew out of our experience of previous collaborations with theatre artists from a variety of countries who had very different backgrounds and training to our own.


“Director Alex Byrne has a sure hand with his material...we know
that the end will not be a happy one but somehow we want
history to rewrite itself…”
What’s On Stage

“A witty and darkly poignant show”
@Jumped Up Theatre
“Wonderful, inventive storytelling-­â€humorous, engaging and moving”
“Another excellent show. Funny and poignant in equal measure. A‘must
see’”. @Paul_E_Barnes
“Absolutely terrific!”

Praise for other NIE productions:
Past Half Remembered:
“This magical slice of storytelling theatre uses every trick
in the book and still leaves you wondering what they'll come
up with next…”
The Stage
“…a totally beguiling, tragi-­â€comic caper full of NIE's trademark
mayhem and music.”
The Herald
“A beautiful and touching piece… Fragile, slightly mad and tinged
with sadness.”
The Guardian


Prices: £10 I £8 conc
Times: 8pm
Seating: Unallocated
Additional fees: Ticket postage (optional) £1.00
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