In the wake of the recent earthquakes that put Nepal's Everest Region so tragically back in the news, the story of the mountain's most famous mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine is now told in spoken word and song.
Mallory and Irvine left for their fateful expedition from Birkenhead, Merseyside, never to return. Songwriter Dean Johnson, who grew up in the area, has written their first ever musical biography. Mystery still surrounds their disappearance; theories still rage as to whether they made the summit of Everest or not.
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The show aims to shed light on what might have happened in the climbers’ last moments. It features narration recorded by Mark Reed (son of the late great Oliver Reed) and also iconic mountaineer Doug Scott CBE, who as part of Sir Chris Bonington's 1975 expedition, was the first British climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The script has the blessing of Irvine's niece Julie Summers (writer of TV's Home Fires).
The production has collaborated with Doug Scott's charity Community Action Nepal for several of it's performances, please view the short video on this page and feel free to donate to the CAN Earthquake Appeal Fund.
"Wonderful and moving." Denise Prior, Community Action Nepal "A great performance – thank you for being amazing!" Christina Oakley-Harrington, Treadwells
"The songs are beautiful and the students performed really well." Louise Smeaton, Birkenhead School