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Everest Untold


Tue 31 May 2016, 6:30pm
Wed 1 Jun 2016, 6:30pm
Thu 2 Jun 2016, 8:00pm
Fri 3 Jun 2016, 8:00pm
Sat 4 Jun 2016, 8:00pm

Where: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession: $25.00
  • Group ^: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

The incredible true story of two men who faced the mighty everest climbs onto the auckland stage this May, ahead of its national tour!

Ffynroc Productions with Auckland Live presents
Everest Untold
by Gareth Davies
Starring Stephen Lovatt and Edwin Wright. Directed by Toby Leach

Everest Untold climbs onto the Herald Theatre stage from May 20 – June 4 to tell the extraordinary but little-known story of the 1953 Everest expedition leader Brit Sir John Hunt and George Lowe, the 'other Kiwi' on this iconic climb.

“We knocked the bastard off” is Sir Edmund Hillary’s line that came to define the successful summiting of Mount Everest in 1953 – one of New Zealand’s greatest triumphs. But like all great adventures there is more than one story to be told. Everest Untold shares the personal revelations of the two men who played critical roles in the ultimate success of the man on the five dollar note.

Everest Untold had a short season in 2015 at Q Theatre and received rave reviews.

“Everest Untold has all the components of success when it comes to (re)educating New Zealander’s on one of our greatest triumphs in a genuinely entertaining way; a story that resonates in the psyche of its audience” Matt Baker – Theatrescenes

“I’m left feeling proud to be a Kiwi, and happy to be fully enlightened about the 1953 team, especially the ‘other’ Kiwi in the band” Kate Ward-Smythe – Theatreview

Part climbing experience in the “death zone”, part exposure of human frailties and part revelation of what might have been, Everest Untold is an incredible story of friendship, rivalry, brotherhood, what it means to be a team, and what it means to be left behind.

George Lowe was from Hawkes Bay and was the one who suggested to Sir Edmund that they give the Himalayas “a go”. Lowe and Hilary climbed together until Sir Edmund teamed up with Tenzing Norgay. Everest Untold tells Lowe and Hunt’s story in great detail - their shared experiences, their collective dreams, their personal sacrifices and the vital part each played in the successful summiting.

This fascinating story, written by Aucklander Gareth Davies stars Stephen Lovatt (Angels in America and The Book of Everything) and Edwin Wright (Manifesto 2083 and Slow West) and is directed by Toby Leach (Wheeler’s Luck).

Everest Untold will change your understanding of this great feat and you will meet two men who helped cut steps to the roof of the world. This is intimate and illuminating theatre for all New Zealanders.

Everest Untold plays:
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
20 May – 4 June
Tues & Wed 6.30pm, Thurs – Sat, 8pm, Sun 29 May, 2pm
Tickets from Ticketmaster: or phone 0800 111 999

The play tours nationwide with Arts on Tour New Zealand in July and the show will have a season at Circa in Wellington in June.

Tickets*: Adult $35.00 Concession** $25.00 Group 6+ $25.00
*Service fees apply **Concession – Senior Citizens, Students, Members of Actors Equity

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