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Scottish Opera

Anthropocene – 'The ice-woman is sleeping'

Extracts | MacRae

Miles (Benedict Nelson), a journalist aboard the stranded research ship King's Anthropocene, has removed a component from the vessel's communications system to keep the crew trapped in the Arctic - a front page story! He finds Vasco (Anthony Gregory), the ship’s engineer, on deck trying to repair the communications system. They start fighting, and the vital component that Miles removed falls from his pocket. Vasco realises what Miles has done. In panic, Miles grabs a spanner and strikes Vasco on the head, killing him, before dragging his body off the ship.

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