6, 7, 14, 21 & 22 April
Sat 31 Mar 5pm
Fri 6 Apr 5pm
Sat 7 Apr 5pm
Sat 14 Apr 5pm
Sat 21 Apr 5pm
Sun 22 Apr 4pm
Melb Town Hall - Powder Room
Cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, Melbourne
Advise ticket staff of access requirements when buying tickets. Please arrive 15min early.
Group (8 or more) $29 (N/A Sat)
Laugh Pack $29 (N/A Sat)
Concession $27 (N/A Sat)
It is 1917 and Rory Sheridan, Ireland’s sixth or seventh greatest Antarctic explorer, delivers an illustrated talk on his not entirely successful journey to the South.
"The Royal Antarctic Society presents, in association with a consortium of creditors owed money arising from the voyage of HMS Pelmet to the South Pole, an afternoon of death defying tales from the edge of the world delivered by an actual Antarctic explorer."
After a harrowing 26 months at sea, Rory – a man with no previous experience of exploration or indeed of ever being in a boat – has somehow returned home as acting expedition leader. Now liable for the extensive debts the expedition has accumulated, he has been sent out to talk about his experiences.
This may not be quite what they had in mind.
Rory Sheridan's Tales of The Antarctica is David O'Doherty's first character comedy show which he wrote for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. He has previously written two pieces for theatre: Saddled (the world's first ever theatre show to feature live repair of audience members' bicycles) and I Can't Sleep, a show for kids performed with Maeve Higgins.
You can also see David's stand-up show throughout the Festival in David O'Doherty is Looking Up.
Top Ten Shows of The Fringe - The Independent, UK
"This is a delightful show" - The Scotsman, UK
"A gentle, meandering and warm show, that it is impossible not to love" - Fest Magazine