Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Great Scott, It's Aliens!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Great Scott, It's Aliens!

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LEGENDARY explorer Captain Scott is at the centre of a conspiracy theory in a new theatre show.

The production, Great Scott!, opens tomorrow at Sale Waterside on May 21 and proposes a theory behind Scott of the Antarctic's fatal march to the Pole.

"A friend of mine, about 18 months ago, started posting links to conspiracy theory websites on social media," says artistic director Mark Dawson, of Gonzo Moose. "I got interested in the psychology.

"I wanted to do a play that acted out a conspiracy theory, so I looked back through history and the only event that didn't have a conspiracy theory about it was Captain Scott's expedition.

"I started to play with the idea that his death could have had more of a point to it. For a long while, he was held up as a hero that was very brave to try this; the view of him changed in the 1980s. …

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