Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer - Lime Tree Theatre

Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

Presented by Play on Words Theatre


Aidan Dooley returns to Lime Tree Theatre with his multi award-winning show, Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer.


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Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

Tom Crean

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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).

Tom 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.

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 Artist 2007


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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