'A charming, funny, perfectly pitched account of an ordinary man who helped turn the wheels of history'
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 CreanÕs 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'.
Historians describe his 36-mile solitary trek to rescue his comrades during one expedition as the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean's adventures and courage in the face of impossible odds in this award-winning one-man show.
Also playing at:
Tuesday 11 Mar, 19:00
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt
Wednesday 12 Mar, 19:00
Kuranui College, Greytown
Thursday 13 Mar, 19:00
Otaki Civic Theatre
Until at least August 2013
Colossal Squid Specimen - Te Papa
See the only colossal squid specimen on display in the world.
The colossal squid is due for a check-up in March this year. Te Papa staff will assess her condition and decide how long she can safely stay on display. She'll be with us until at least August 2013. closing date.
The exhibition is located within the Mountains to Sea exhibition, Level 2.