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Multi-Award Winning Show

Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer Online


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Written and performed by Aidan Dooley

From the comfort of your own home, watch Aidan Dooley’s critically acclaimed production about the life and times of Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, when it is streamed by the Town Hall Theatre on Monday 2 November.

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

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)

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

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

"An unparalleled portrayal"
Gina Bellafante New York Times

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