Antarctic explorer Tom Crean tells his story at the Royal Theatre Castlebar

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. This amazing show has now been seen by huge numbers of people all over the world.

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 to 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. It is now the turn of Castlebar on Sunday, November 6 to witness this story. See this truly emotional journey with Aidan Dooley as he explores Tom Crean’s journey. The show starts at 8pm; tickets are on sale now at €27 on as well as from The Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000. For further information check The Royal Theatre and Event Centre website on or


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