Tom Crean Antartic Explorer

Traditional arts / Performance


 

Organization: Garter Lane Arts Centre

Event location: 22A O'Connell Street

City/Town: Waterford / Waterford

County: Waterford

Event dates: 28 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
Event time: 20.00 to 22.00

Contact phone: 051 855 038

Web: http://www.garterlane.ie/event-details.php?id=1682

 

Ticket Details: Tickets: €21.00 Concession: €16.00. Garter Lane Friends: €16.00 BUY TICKETS NOW. Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer; Tom Crean (1877-1938) 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 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 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".