Blue Raincoat Theatre Company
Tuesday 29th October, 8pm
"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold . . . safe return doubtful."
Ireland's longest running theatre ensemble, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, perform Shackleton, the story of County Kildare-born explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's failed voyage to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914.
It's a visually spectacular re-telling of perhaps the greatest survival story ever, and features an ensemble cast, supported by original footage and clever puppetry.
Director Niall Henry says that in almost thirty years of making theatre with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, 'Shackleton' has been the show with the broadest appeal.
He says: "The artsy crowd come in and like it, but the lads in woolly jumpers expecting a bunch of sea shanties also like it, and people come with their kids, and they like it too. There’s many different ways to enjoy theatre, but there’s something that’s a little different about our show which I hope makes it special."
“A striking feat of theatre” – Irish Times
"Deeply moving" – The Examiner
Tickets: €18 / €16. Early booking advised.