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The Conquest of the South Pole reviews

Dean Nolan in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
Dean Nolan in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

★★★★
"It’s impossible not to be moved by these dreamers"
"A piercing comment on the disenfranchisement of all who feel they have been consigned to life’s scrapheap"
"It’s an almighty leap from their first show, Fiddler on the Roof, to this Brechtian piece by Manfred Karge, but Liverpool’s new ensemble company do it with a hop, skip and a jump in a playful revival by Nick Bagnall."

The Guardian

★★★★
"Well-staged, brilliantly-acted, thought-provoking theatre"
“Couldn’t be more different from the Everyman Company’s first outing”
"It just goes to show what a versatile bunch the Everyman Company are"

Good News Liverpool

Liam Tobin in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
Liam Tobin in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

★★★★
“A great production with a lot of heart”
“The cast are excellent”
“Liam Tobin’s Buscher is a delightful foil to Nolan’s Slupianek”
“Nick Bagnall’s neat direction makes the most of every nuance and possibility”

North West End

★★★★
“Manfred Karge's language really leaps out from the page”
Liverpool Arts Scene

Keddy Sutton in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
Keddy Sutton in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

★★★★
“Vivid revival of Manfred Karge’s surreal and anarchic exploration of despair”
The Stage

9/10
“Dazzling white”
“A real sense of this being an ensemble piece”

Liverpool Confidential

The Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
The Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

★★★★
“Determinably different”
“Entertaining, emotive and capturing the imagination of its audience with play and storytelling.”

The Reviews Hub

Laura Dos Santos in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
Laura Dos Santos in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

"A breathless and amusing turn from Dean Nolan"
“A clash of Potter, Bleasdale and Mighty Boosh”
"It's to be admired"

What’sOnStage.com

“A challenging and rewarding production”
“Get your crampons on—join the expedition.”

British Theatre Guide

The Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
The Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

“A group of class actors bringing the best out of each other”
Merseysider Magazine

"Exceptional dialogue and poetry"
"An imagination stretcher of the first order."
"Yet again, the Everyman is poles apart when it to comes to bringing a fresh revolutionary take on contemporary drama."

Wirral Globe

George Caple & Dean Nolan in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
George Caple & Dean Nolan in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

8.5/10
“The Conquest of the South Pole is a production that carries on the exceptional work laid down by the new Everyman Theatre Rep Company”
Liverpool Sound and Vision

★★★★
“Laura Dos Santos is magnificent as Braukmann’s wife”
“Subtle and clever”

Sean Fitzsimmons

The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.
The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

The Conquest of the South Pole is at the Everyman until Sat 8 Apr

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