“Men wanted for hazardous journey.Low wages, bitter return doubtful.”

The story of endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea. The tale of Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton’s escape from the Antarctic is told using original footage and scaled puppetry.

"Deeply moving theatre" The Examiner

Developed with Jocelyn Clarke Direction Niall Henry Blue Raincoat Ensemble Sandra O Malley, John Carty, Brian F. Devaney, Barry Cullen Design Jamie Vartan Set Building Paul O'Donnell Lighting Barry McKinney Sound Joe Hunt

Shackleton was first performed at The Factory Performance Space on Monday 20 March 2016. It was then performed at The Project, Dublin in March 2017 and February 2018. The play toured to Edinburgh in June 2017 to The Tron & The Traverse theatres.

Nominated for 3 Irish Times Theatre Awards Best New Play/Best Set Design/Best Sound Design

Photo by Peter Martin

Photo by Peter Martin