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Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean & Scott @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on March 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on March 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Three Performances: Friday March 18 at 8 pm, Saturday March 19 at 2pm, and Sunday, March 20 at 2pm
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.
About the Performance
Set during The Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration (1901-1916), discover the riveting stories of the only man who served standing alongside Scott and Shackleton in three of the most daring and challenging expeditions to the great white continent including Shackleton’s ill-fated Endurance expedition.
Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica. The play takes you to the edge of your seat … and beyond, as it reenacts many of the era’s heroic endeavors.
This includes Crean’s infamous 36 mile solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades – described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.
The show has won critical acclaim, multiple awards and continues to enjoy sell-out performances and standing ovations. Having toured globally, including a stop in Antarctica, nearly a quarter of a million people have been captivated by the show and the heroic tales it brings to life.