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A World Beyond Man


Produced by Centric, a Midlands collective, in partnership with The Arena Thearte, Wolverhampton. A World Beyond Man is supported by Arts Council England, Wolverhampton University and The Sir Barry Jackson Trust.




"Captain Brusilov underestimated the Kara Sea and by October 15th 1912, the Saint Anna had become trapped in the ice. We survived the first winter well but the following summer came and went without any prospect of a thaw. The second winter was brutal and we had to concede we were trapped.”


Based on a true story A World Beyond Man is the tale of Valerian Albanov. His is a saga of determination and betrayal; of man against savage nature.


An intimate telling of an epic story of ice and polar bears, determination and betrayal, adventure and death.




★★★★★ ‘It is simply compelling, exhausting and chilling… superb.’  The Good Review

★★★★ ‘An impressive debut production from an exciting new company.’ Broadway Baby

‘exceptional & powerful’  The New Current

‘the most impressive aspect of the evening was the versatility of the actor Cassian Wheeler. He impersonated the roles of the 13 crewmen and Albinov effortlessly’  Ryan Hilback, Native Monster

Recommended as a ‘hot tip’ by Simon Callow on BBC Radio 2 Arts Programme.



TOURING APRIL - JUNE 2015 (dates and details here



23 July 2014 - The Arena, Wolverhampton

24 July 2014 - mac birmingham

25 July 2014 - The Little Theatre, Chester

21 July - 17 August 2014 - Sweet Venues, Edinburgh Festival Fringe


Download the booking information pack here


images © Graeme Braidwood

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