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Hi Lo Productions

Shackleton’s Carpenter

Fri 15 Nov, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) , approx running time: 80 mins

Shackleton’s Carpenter, Harry McNish, was the only man who challenged The Boss on the ice floes of Antarctica. Shackleton’s Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving him and his crew of 27 stranded.

McNish, brilliant carpenter and shipwright, defied Shackleton, but went all the way with him and played an absolutely vital role in ensuring all 28 were saved. For all his bravery and ingenuity, McNish was one of the very few who were never awarded the Polar Medal. His health impaired by the experience, he emigrated to New Zealand where his condition worsened, and he could no longer work. Now, alone and destitute, one still night on the dockside, he challenges The Boss one last time. In his fevered mind he relives the Endurance expedition, pitting himself against Shackleton and plagued by the ghosts of his past.

How did he antagonise the hero of Antarctica?  How does he come to terms with it?

Starring, Malcolm Rennie has been an actor for over 50 years, and has appeared in over 20 West End shows. His TV & film appearances include Midsomer Murders, Taggart, Pride & Prejudice, Monarch of the Glen, Coronation Street, Sherlock and Mr Selfridge.

Malcolm has just been nominated for Best Male Performance in the Offies Awards (off West End shows) and the show is already receiving rave reviews:

“Louw’s writing is outstanding. Rennie’s performance is a mesmerising tour-de-force of unparalleled intensity,” Eastbourne Herald.

“ Malcolm Rennie is stunning as Harry McNish” The Guardian

“You marvel at the physical energy and intensity of Rennie” Broadway World

“Theatre rarely gets better” Hampstead & Highgate Express


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