One-man show on the life of explorer

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Play On Words Theatre, in association with European Arts Company, presents the show Tom Crean: Antartcic Explorer on Thursday, May 9, at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre.

Written and performed by Aidan Dooley, it tells the story of Tom Crean (1877– 1938), intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, brought to life in this award-winning, dramatic and humorous solo performance.

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 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”.

For tickets, call 01332 255800.