Shackleton's Carpenter


Shackleton's Carpenter, Harry McNish, was the only man who challenged The Boss on the ice floes of Antarctica. Shackleton's Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving him and his crew of 27 stranded.
Shackleton's Carpenter at Jermyn Street Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre
Starts: Monday 29 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 17 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Shackleton's Carpenter, Harry McNish, was the only man who challenged The Boss on the ice floes of Antarctica.


Shackleton's Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving him and his crew of 27 stranded.


McNish, brilliant carpenter and shipwright, defied Shackleton, but went all the way with him and played an absolutely vital role in ensuring all 28 were saved.


For all his bravery and ingenuity, McNish was one of the very few who were never awarded the Polar Medal.


His health impaired by the experience, he emigrated to New Zealand where his condition worsened, and he could no longer work.


Now, alone and destitute, one still night on the dockside, he challenges The Boss one last time.


In his fevered mind he relives the Endurance expedition, pitting himself against Shackleton and plagued by the ghosts of his past.


How did he antagonise the hero of Antarctica?


How does he come to terms with it?


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 29 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 17 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
£15

Standard:
£30

Concessions:

£20.00 for Seniors, Students (ID required)


100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s.


Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students. £20.


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Creatives


Author: Gail Louw
Director: Tony Milner
Production: Jermyn Street Theatre

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