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Performance, Wed 18 Sep 2019, £7-£15

Shackleton's Carpenter

Shackleton's Carpenter



    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

    Adult £15
    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

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Wed 18 Sep 2019 19:30 to 21:00


    The minimum price is for students and under 25's.

    For £29.50 enjoy our dine-out theatre ticket. A 2-course meal in our theatre bistro at 6 pm before the performance.

    Please note that we charge a £1.50 booking fee with all theatre bookings.


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Chinese, Japanese and Dutch signs.

    Also at this Venue

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Wed 18 Sep Shackleton's Carpenter
    Fri 20 Sep Pamela's Palace
    Sat 21 Sep Orlando
    Sat 28 Sep The Blues Brothers EAT the FILM
    Fri 4 - Sat 26 Oct Tell me on a Sunday
    Mon 4 - Sat 9 Nov Season's Greetings


    Crag Brow,
    LA23 3BX


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    Map reference: SD 403969  Lat: 54.36409 Long: -2.92027

    Centre of Bowness-on-Windermere on Crag Brow.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Windermere station

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