Shackleton's Carpenter

5th & 6th September

A play by Gail Louw. Starring Malcolm Rennie.

Shackleton's Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving him and his crew of 27 stranded. Harry McNish, Shackleton's carpenter and brilliant shipwright, challenged The Boss on the ice floes, but went all the way with him, ensuring all lives were saved after a journey universally agreed to be the most astonishing voyage of survival in history.

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

What was it that caused this man to antagonise the hero of Antarctica? How does he come to terms with it now, alone and destitute on the wharfs of Wellington, New Zealand?

Gail Louw is a multi-award winning playwright with her plays performed throughout the world.

Malcolm Rennie has performed in theatres throughout the world as well as over twenty West End shows. He has most recently appeared on TV in Sherlock and Mr Selfridge.

'Outstanding... A mesmerising tour-de-force' Eastbourne Herald

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