We had originally booked Aidan to come and perform the show live but tightening Covid-19 restrictions meant a performance in front of an audience was no longer possible. However you can now watch a livestream of the show in the comfort of your own home on Wed 11 November in a new recording made specially for this tour. Booking opens soon.
- How does the live stream work? You book a ticket online. You only need one ticket no matter how many of you are watchign it together. You will then receive a reply by email from us. In the email is a clickable link to the show. The show will be available to watch between 7pm and 11pm on the night, it’s just over 90 minutes long.
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.
“This magnificent revelation of a fascinating character simply compels a standing ovation” Gerry Colgan, The Irish Times Dublin
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).
“You will go to the end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding” Murray Bramwell, The Australian
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.
Play On Words Theatre
Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer
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
“An unparalleled portrayal” Gina Bellafante New York Times