The 20th Anniversary production of Tom Crean- Antarctic Explorer Returns to 3Olympia Theatre This Summer

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Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer returns to 3Olympia Theatre from 25th July to 5th August 2023 as the production celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year.

Writer and actor Aidan Dooley takes his audience on one incredible journey in the shoes of this courageous Irish hero. Experience the thrill and excitement of Tom Crean’s expeditions told with charm, warmth and humour.

Hear the riveting true stories of Tom 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”.

Tickets priced from €21.50 including booking fee & €1.50 restoration levy on sale with

Booking Information

Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer
3Olympia Theatre

Tue 25th Jul 2023 – Sat 5th Aug 2023

Tickets from €21.50 including booking free & €1.50 restoration levy on sale from


Sunday Business Post *****

This magnetic revelation of a fascinating character, simply compels a standing ovation.” –Gerry Colgan – The Irish Times

Irish Examiner *****

‘A remarkable and uplifting piece of theatre, gives everything and asks nothing.’  Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

The Australian *****

Crean lived, and did more than survive – he triumphed, and Dooley’s performance is no less than a triumph.” – Sunday Tribune 

Time Out *****


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