“When disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘a beautifully written new play, richly poetic in its lyrical language, balancing light humour with thrilling narrative.’ Edinburgh Guide
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely beautiful and engaging script which captivates the audience and takes them along on the expedition with the characters.’ Everything Theatre
Shackleton and his Stowaway is based on the real events of the legendary Endurance expedition to Antarctica. It follows the misfortunes of an 18 year old stowaway aboard. Initially, he’s in complete awe of Shackleton. But this fades by the time Shackleton has gotten them trapped in the polar ice pack – even more so when Endurance actually breaks up and sinks. This leaves them adrift on the ice, hundreds of miles from civilisation.