Three men, one balloon, and a legendary attempt to reach the North Pole…
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 (NIE) invite you to join them for an exhilarating journey into one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. A journey full of hope and derring-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 and toured to 29 different countries, spanning 3 continents.
Wonderful, inventive storytellying – humorous, engaging and moving’
Another excellent show. Funny and poignant in equal measure. A ‘must see’
This tale of daring and bravery both educated and entertained’
Post Show Q&A: Thu 13 Mar
Recommended for everyone aged 13+
Running Time: 1hr 15mins (approx)
Pricing & Concessions
Friday Fiver for U26s:
£5.70 tickets (bookable on day of performance only)
Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.
Dates & Times
A 70p per ticket booking fee will be applicable on all bookings made online, by phone and in person, for any payment method, up to a maximum of nine tickets. An additional 80p postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers. Corporate Member, Friend, Group and School tickets do not incur a booking fee.
Concessionary tickets for Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Young and People’s Company members and TRAC members can be purchased online. Members will need to be logged in to the website in order for their concession to apply.
If you have a membership but have not yet created an online account with us please contact the Box Office on 01752 267222 and we will ensure your membership is associated with your website login for all future bookings.
Once purchased, tickets are non refundable and non transferable.