Hawks Nest Community enthralled by Fire on the Snow performance Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - July 4, 2017 Frank Oates, Lachlan Fairhall, Diane Williams, Ian Robinson, Robert Comber, Alistair Andenberg. ON 17 January 1912, Robert Scott and four companions reached the geographic South Pole. Sadly, Scott’s entire party died on the return journey from the pole. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE On 6 June 1941 “The Fire on the Snow,” a verse play by Australian playwright Douglas Stewart, was premiered on ABC radio to great acclaim. On 24 June this year, about 90 people in the Hawks Nest Community Centre sat riveted by a live performance of this play. Not a sound from the audience was heard as a small ensemble from Maitland Repertory Theatre voiced the five men’s expectant thoughts as they approached the Pole, all too quickly fading to pessimism and ultimately to agony. Tea Gardens’ own Diane Williams’ clear, vibrant narration of the story added much to and completed the tale, contributing significantly to the tension of the drama. The organisers of the event (a small group of theatre lovers) have received many invitations for repeat performances in various locations and requests for similarly dramatic pieces to be presented locally.