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Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean and Scott

This dramatic and humorous solo performance of Discovering Antarctica will be appearing at The Courtyard this November.

Set during The Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration (1901-1916), discover the stories of the only man who stood alongside Scott and Shackleton in three of the most daring and challenging expeditions to the great white continent including Shackleton’s ill-fated Endurance Expedition.

Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against the wretched elements of Antarctica. Discovering Antarctica will take you to the edge of your seat, as it re-enacts many of the era’s heroic endeavours. This includes Crean’s infamous 36-mile solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades – described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration.”

Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shakleton, Crean and Scott has won critical acclaim, multiple awards and continues to enjoy sell-out performances and standing ovations. Having toured globally, including a stop in Antarctica, nearly a quarter of a million people have seen the show and the heroic tales it brings to life. Discovering Antarctica has won the Best Solo Performance Award and the Fringe First Award. Including multiple nominations for other accolades.

The show has also toured under the name “Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer” in Ireland, USA and Australasia where Tom Crean is better known.

Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shakleton, Crean and Scott will be in The Courtyard’s Studio Theatre on Wednesday 8 November at 7.45pm. To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit

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Fees & Tickets

Tickets: £15 - £13

Event Location

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR

Organiser: The Courtyard

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