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‘I am just going outside and may be some time’ said Oates tragically. Then he departed, with no intention to return, so as not to be a burden. Dutiful sacrifice. The mission continues.

Melbourne theatre legends director Susie Dee and playwright Patricia Cornelius (SHITLOVE) continue their 30-year collaboration with this epic odyssey packed with drama and emotion.

Robert Falcon Scott’s 1912 diary of his Antarctic adventure intertwines with a man in the present who also faces a struggle to survive. Like Scott, he is desperate to give the last leg of his life meaning, as he leads his pitiful party across a treacherous landscape.

Dylan Thomas’ poem captures their journey sublimely when he wrote: ‘rage, rage against the dying of the light.’

— The Age

Malthouse Theatre presents Do not go gentle…

Key image: Zan Wimberley 

BY /

Patricia Cornelius


Susie Dee


Shane Bourne, Julie Forsyth, Brian Lipson


Marg Horwell


Rachel Burke


Kelly Ryall

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Audio Described
Auslan Interpreted


Merlyn Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

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Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

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Contains nudity and coarse language. This is a new production, so check back closer to the event for further details.
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