Category - Theatre
Date - Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: €18/16

Play On Words Theatre


Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

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 – 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

“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


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