A comedy twist on the tale of Antarctic hero Captain Scott

The show asks whether Captain Scott died while saving the world from aliens

The show asks whether Captain Scott died while saving the world from aliens

Renowned theatrical innovators Gonzo Moose are on their way to Bedford with their brand new sci-fi comedy adventure Great Scott!

The show is based on Captain Scott’s Antarctica expedition in 1912.

But rather than follow the conventional story of how Captain Scott and his men died in a snow storm during their brave attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole, it ponders whether Captain Scott actually perished saving the world from aliens.

Great Scott! is played out on a dramatic, desolate landscape of snow and glaciers, featuring frozen beards, giant penguins and, of course, aliens.

Gonzo Moose artistic director Mark Dawson said: “Expect Scott of the Antarctic meets The X-Files with puppetry, knock-about comedy and some truly explosive conspiracy theories.”

Gonzo Moose has been described by The Stage as “an exuberant mash-up of improvisation, physical theatre, slapstick and satire”

The show comes to The Place on Sunday May 15 at 7pm.

Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions.

Call 01234 354321 to book or for more information.