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Kathleen and Con

When the great explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott meets the sculptor Kathleen Bruce on his return from his first Antarctic expedition, he falls for the rather bohemian but passionate and unconventional young artist. This is the story of their rather unlikely love affair, told through their actual letters, from the early days together to the many months apart, until his ill-fated final expedition to the South Pole less than five years later.

Kathleen: Emilia Fox is an acclaimed actor, best known for her role as Dr Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama 'Silent Witness'.

Captain Scott: Samuel West is an acclaimed actor and director. His most recent role was Astrov in Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' at London's Vaudeville Theatre.

Wunchie: Liza Sadowy

Written by Meredith Hooper, author and Antarctic historian. In 1994 she was selected by The Australian Antarctic Division to visit Antarctica as a writer in 1994, and by the US National Science Foundation to visit Antarctica as a writer in 1998 and 2001 on their Antarctica Artists Writers' Programme.

Directed by Justine Willett.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Feb 2013 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
KathleenEmilia Fox
WunchieLiza Sadovy
DirectorJustine Willett

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