The Rogue Folk Club & CelticFest Vancouver Present

Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer

A Dramatic & Humourous Solo Performance
 

Aidan Dooley as Tom Crean (Ireland)

CelticFest Vancouver

SAT

JUNE
29
 

doors

07
00
PM

show

08
00
PM
 

MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i

3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano

Accessible All ages

$30 in Advance | $35 at the Door

(NO service charges)


This show will not be livestreamed.


Tom Crean (1877-1939) 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. Based on Mr. Dooley’s book, the award-winning play has been presented all over the United Kingdom, North America and Australia to overwhelmingly positive reviews.

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.

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”.

Written and performed by Aidan Dooley. Produced by Play on Words Theatre Co.

WHAT'S BEEN SAID:

This magnetic revelation of a fascinating character, simply compels a standing ovation. - The Irish Times, Dublin

Aidan Dooley’s one-man show is a charming, funny, perfectly pitched account of an ordinary man who helped to turn the wheels of history. - The Scotsman

An Unparalleled portrayal. It isn’t the destination; it is the journey. Mr Dooley’s effort s so vividly embodies that maxim you almost believe it. - The New York Times

Earnest and heartfelt. Dooley’s impassioned chronicle of heroic determination is so satisfying, theatergoers should be up for the journey. - Time Out, New York

You will go to the end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding. - The Australian

His is an amazing story, told with engaging flair and shrewd detail. This is outstanding theatre, do not miss it. - The Adelaide Review


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