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Te Radar’s Antarcticana


Wed 14 Nov 2018, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Old St Paul's, 34 Mulgrave St, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Te Radar’s Antarcticana presented by Cardinal McKeefry School PTA hilarious true tales from the Frozen South.

Amateur historian, and the country’s worst television gardener, Te Radar presents Antarcticana, an illustrated comedic lecture on all things Antarctic.

He asks the questions you may never have thought of, and provides answers you never realized you wanted to know, about the land that Capt. Robert Scott called” This Awful Place”. The show may also shatter any illusions you had about the innocence of penguins.

After travelling to the icy continent by ship in 2012 as part of Gareth Morgan’s Our Far South project, Te Radar realised he knew even less about the place than he thought, and was captivated by the stories of others who went there and suffered.

As Te Radar says, “For early explorers it was so remote and perilous it may as well have been the Moon. If they got into trouble, they could rest easy in the knowledge it was the last trouble they’d would ever get into.”

Te Radar’s Antarcticana is a funny (and educational) romp through Antarctica’s fascinating past and present. Co-written with wife Ruth Spencer, who also collaborated on his TV series Te Radar’s Chequered Past and his award-winning New Zealand history stage show Eating the Dog, the show focuses on the heroism and hilarity that has shaped the icy continent’s history.

With the aid of a visual presentation rich with photographs, maps, and film, this show proves that what we think we know about Antarctica is just the tip of the iceberg.

Winner of both the Billy T Award, and the Fred Award for Comedy Excellence, his most recent TV outing was Te Radar’s Chequered Past which was nominated for Best Factual Series, and Best Presenter at the 2017 NZTV awards. He’s won several other TV, theatre and writing awards, and in 2017 was awarded an honorary MA from Wintec for services to Media Arts.

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