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Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

Saturday September 9, 2023
A man dressed as a 19th century sailor holds a storm lantern up with one hand. The full moon is visible behind him.
Show Date & Time:
Saturday September 9, 8:00pm
Ticket Price:

€25/€20 (inclusive of booking fee)

Running Time:

approx 2 hours with interval

The 20th Anniversary production of Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer, the show that has now played to over a quarter of a million people and continues to draw and entertain audiences from around the world.

Writer and actor Aidan Dooley takes his audience on one incredible journey in the shoes of this courageous Irish hero. Experience the thrill and excitement of his expeditions told with charm, warmth and humour.

Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916).

Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.

“This magnetic revelation of a fascinating character, simply compels a standing ovation. “

Gerry Colgan – The Irish Times

“A banquet for the ears. Words create adventure that’s just a vivid as the special effects in a Hollywood bonanza”


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