Two theatre highlights coming to Roscommon



Two theatre highlights of the season are set to come to Roscommon Arts Centre with ‘Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer’ and Blue Raincoat’s ‘Shackleton’ taking the stage in the coming weeks.

  Blue Raincoat Theatre Company are Ireland’s longest running ensemble and ‘Shackleton’ is their acclaimed award-winning production, which tells the extraordinary story of Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to traverse the Antarctic continent.

  Their ship, the Endurance, ice bound on the Weddell Sea, was crushed and sunk, leaving all crew stranded thousands of miles from home. What follows is a unique story of willpower, determination and above all, hope.

  Nominated for three Irish Times Theatre Awards, including Best New Play, Best Set Design and Best Sound Design, this is a story of endurance told using original footage and scaled puppetry. It plays Roscommon Arts Centre on Saturday, November 9th and tickets are now on sale.

  A second show, celebrating Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean is also winging its way to Roscommon on Saturday, November 2nd. Hear the riveting 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, Terra Nova and Endurance.

  Aidan Dooley’s extraordinary one-man show continues to enthral audiences around the world and with limited tickets still remaining for this show, there is no denying how popular it still is!

  A special ticket price of just €30 for both shows (€15 each) is on offer at the box office, but early booking is advisable as we fear the demand may exceed the supply! Contact box officer on 090-6625824 to check availability.