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Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer

Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley

Tues 12 Sept, 2023,
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Date Tues 12 Sept, 2023, 8pm
Location Hawk's Well Theatre
Price €20/18conc.
The poster for the event "Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer". It shows Tom Crean on stage, holding up a metal lantern in his left hand.

“This magnificent revelation of a fascinating character simply compels a standing ovation” Gerry Colgan, The Irish Times Dublin

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.

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 the 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 the 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”.

He was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery. This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK.

20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR ... if you haven’t seen the show - catch it now !!


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