The Frozen Deep

Written by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, adapted by the Ensemble

About The Play

The Frozen Deep

Written by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, adapted by the Ensemble

In 1845, Sir John Franklin’s expedition left England aboard the HMS Terror and HMS Erebus in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the icy Canadian arctic waters.

They were never heard from again.

Only in recent years have archaeological discoveries finally pieced together parts of their harrowing story, and unlocked hints about the crew’s final days aboard their icebound ships.  Cold, lost, stuck in the ice with no way forward and no way home, Franklin’s explorers were left with only one imperative: survive…at all costs.

Devised from the Wilkie Collins melodrama The Frozen Deep, this new CYPT adaptation will dive into the icy past to find a solution to a mystery fraught with betrayal, hope, murder and worse. Using songs, true accounts and the wishful thinking of Franklin’s contemporaries, we seek to tell a tale of what may have happened before the infamous expedition vanished on the ice.

Are thee brave enough to descend into…the frozen deep?

Directed by Noah Boyle

Auditions in August 2024.

Cast and Crew

Noah Boyle

Noah Boyle

Director

Noah Boyle is an emerging theatre artist in Calgary, a graduate of the University of Victoria's BFA program and a CYPT alumni! His previous directorial…

Tonisha Kroeger

Tonisha Kroeger

Stage Manager

Born and raised in Alberta and graduate of Red Deer Polytechnic with a diploma in Theatre & Entertainment Production. Tonisha has built a career in…

Jake Rose

Jake Rose

Set Design

I am a multidisciplinary designer, writer, producer, and visual artist and a graduate of the University of Lethbridge's dramatic arts program. As a non-binary and…