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Tom Crean


  • Playwright

    Aidan Dooley 

  • Synopsis

    The story of Tom Crean, born 1877 in Kerry. 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 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).

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male



  • Date of First Production

    August 2003

  • Production Notes

    Presented by Play on Words.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2003

Original Cast  
Tom Crean Aidan Dooley
Production Team  
Producer Pat Moylan
Producer Gerald Armin
Production Manager Pierce Kavanagh
Production Co-ordinator Nuala Garvan
Graphic Design Brady Graphic Design
Photography Futoshi Sakauchi
Publicity Gerry Lundberg


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