Inexpressible Island – Online

National Arts Centre
directed by Richard Rose
May 11 – May 13, 2020 in the Mainspace
Opened Wednesday, December 31, 1969


An Online Reading from the National Arts Centre with an assist from Tarragon Theatre.
Written by David Young
Directed by Richard Rose

Sound design by Verne Good
Stage Directions by Briony Glassco

In 1912 three  Royal Navy officers and three ordinary seamen were stranded  in Antarctica with no winter clothing or food.  They dug a snow cave. They killed penguins and seals and stacked them up like cord wood.

And they survived, against impossible odds, for  five months in the  pitch black, howling hurricane that is an Antarctic winter.

This play, based on these actual events, is an imagining of what actually happened inside that ice cave.

It is a survival saga that will help us survive our current predicament.


Streaming FREE from Tarragon Theatre’s YouTube channel

May 11, 7pm – Act 1

May 12, 7pm – Act 2

May 13, 7pm – Act 3

Read INEXPRESSIBLE ISLAND – The Origin Story by David Young.

Photo by V. Tony Hauser

Cast and Crew