Play On Words Theatre presents Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer
Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley
Please note this is an online performance. A link will be sent to your email address approximately 20 – 30 mins before the performance.
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 glór on Friday 13th November.
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.
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
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This magnificent revelation of a fascinating character simply compels a standing ovation
The Irish 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