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Multi-Award Winning Show

Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer

Town Hall Theatre

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Written and performed by Aidan Dooley

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 (1901-1004); Terra Nova (1910-1913); and Endurance (1914-1916)

"This magnificent revelation of a fascinating character simply compels a standing ovation"
The Irish Times

“a remarkable and uplifting piece of theatre, gives everything and asks nothing.” - Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent Dublin

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

“You will go to then end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding" - Murray Bramwell, The Australian

"An unparalleled portrayal"
Gina Bellafante New York Times

Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley

Fringe First Award Winner
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006
Best Solo Performance Award Winner
New York International Fringe Festival 2003
Outstanding Performance Award nomination
Elliot Norton Theatre Critics Award Boston 2006
Best Actor nomination
Dublin Fringe Festival 2003
Adelaide Fringe Award nomination
Best Theatre Work by Established Artiste 2007

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