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Award-winning one-man show, Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean & Scott, will come to Grantham’s Guildhall Arts Centre

An award-winning one man show tells the story of an intrepid Antarctic explorer.

‘Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean & Scott’ will be performed at the Guildhall Arts Centre theatre on Wednesday October 18 from 7.30pm.

Aidan Dooley’s solo performance will tell the story of Tom Crean, an Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes.

Aidan Dooley will bring his show about Tom Crean to the Guildhall stage.
Aidan Dooley will bring his show about Tom Crean to the Guildhall stage.

Set during The Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration (1901-1916), discover the 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 described as “a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica”.

The play re-enacts many of the era’s heroic endeavours, including 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 multiple awards, including Best Solo Performance Award Winner at the New York International Fringe Festival and Fringe First Award Winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Having toured globally, including a stop in Antarctica, nearly a quarter of a million people have seen the show and the heroic tales it brings to life.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Tickets are £14 (£12 for concessions), with a run time of 75 minutes.

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