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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Story of Tom Crean to be brought alive

Esther Hayden

The story Antarctic explorer Tom Crean will be shown in St Michael's Theatre in New Ross this Saturday night, October 7, at 8 p.m.

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.

Audiences will 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.

For bookings or for more information contact St Michael's Theatre on 051 421255.

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