Antarctic explorer brought to life at the Old Courthouse

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Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in a dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley for Play on Words Theatre Company at The Old Courthouse on Thursday, November 12 at 7.30pm.

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. It is an unmissable piece of theatre.

Tickets are £10/£8 concession. To book, phone 028 9446 3113 or visit