Stolen Elephant Theatre in association with Park Theatre present

Shackleton and his Stowaway

By Andy Dickinson

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Directed by Simone Coxall
Cast Includes: Richard Ede Elliott Ross
Due to huge demand, Shackleton and his Stowaway has sold out. Keep an eye on our Twitter page for returns, as we will be annoucing returning tickets via our account.

‘A wonderful balance of tension, frustration, fear and humour’ ★★★★★ Shackleton Appreciation Society

'Inspirational' ★★★★ Ham and High

'A triumph of storytelling” ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
'Everything ... is epic' ★★★★ Wood & Vale Express
'It warms the heart and grips the imagination ★★★★ Reviews Hub

'Elegiac piano score … movingly captures the quiet desolation of the unforgiving continent' The Stage

'Lovely, jittery electronic sound design from Dominic Brennan' TimeOut

‘This a story that calls out for a cinematic rendition’ London Living Large


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 who sneaks aboard. Initially, the stowaway is 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.

Shackleton and his Stowaway was written by Andy Dickinson. Andy has produced for the Olivier Award winning playwrights Grae Cleugh and Jack Shepherd. Simone Coxall, theatre and movement director, has directed The Tempest, Vinegar Tom, Orpheus and Eurydice, Don Juan Comes Back from The War, and Our Country's Good, amongst various other productions in London. Richard Ede, whose credits include playing the lead in a UK Tour of The 39 Steps, will be playing the role of Shackleton. Elliott Ross, who has appeared in Queen Anne and Love for Love with the RSC and Admissions in the West End, will be playing the role of The Stowaway.


Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show of 2018.


"Really enjoyed Shackleton and his Stowaway tonight. Big bravo to Stolen Elephant Theatre. Go see." Dermot O’ Leary/ BBC Icons 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

"An honourable depiction of a moment in history that should not be forgotten." ★★★★ The Wee Review