Shackleton’s Carpenter Harry McNish, was the only man who challenged The Boss on the Antarctic ice floes. Shackleton’s Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving the 28 strong crew stranded.
McNish, brilliant carpenter and shipwright, defied Shackleton, but his skills played an absolutely vital role in saving the entire crew. For all his bravery and ingenuity, McNish was one of the very few who were never awarded the Polar Medal. Now, alone and destitute, one still night on the dockside, he challenges him one last time.
How did he antagonise the hero of Antarctica? How does he come to terms with it?
Shackleton’s Carpenter is by Gail Louw, performed by Malcolm Rennie.
Running time: 1hr 20minutes – please note there is no interval
Dine Out at the Bistro
Enjoy a relaxed pre-theatre themed dining experience in our Bistro before settling down to take your seats in the Theatre. Your Dine Out ticket includes a two-course meal from a set menu and your table will be automatically reserved for your party at 6pm. Please advise us when booking of any special dietary requirements. The Bistro is located in our beautifully restored Laundrama building (situated just across the road from the Theatre and next to the Rayrigg Road car park).
5 shows for £60
If you love theatre at the Old Laundry, why not take advantage of our special deal and see 5 shows for £60 – that’s just £12 per ticket! The shows include: Turn of the Screw (13/9), Shackleton’s Carpenter (18/9), Pamela’s Palace (20/9), Orlando (21/9) and Car Park King (22/11). Just pick one adult ticket for each show to automatically receive the discount! Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Louw’s writing is outstanding. Rennie’s performance is a mesmerising tour-de-force of unparalleled intensity. Eastbourne Herald
..riveting storytelling … Malcolm Rennie conjures up a roaring man, acidic, vengeful and lost … within a stunning performance we slowly witness the disintegration of a personality. 4* Surrey Advertiser
Thunderous applause for a very powerful, clever, elegantly constructed play. 4* Fringe review
|Friend of the Old Laundry||£14|
|Under 25/ Student||£7|
|Dine Out ticket (includes 2 course meal in Bistro @ 6pm)||£29.50|
|See 5 selected OLT shows||£60|