Shackleton and his Stowaway – Ed Fringe Sell Out Show 

At the Cervantes Theatre from April 23rd 2019


‘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



Shackleton and his Stowaway


written by Andy Dickinson

‘When disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.’
Stolen Elephant Theatre are bringing their Sold Out Ed Fringe play ‘Shackleton and his Stowaway’ to London. It 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 Endurance. 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. 



Evenings: Tue 23rd – Saturday 27 April 2019 at 7.30pm,   Sunday 28th April at 5pm
Matinees:  Wednesday 24th April and Saturday 27th April at 2.30 pm

All shows are 90 mins with no interval



‘Shackleton and his Stowaway’ is written by Andy Dickinson (‘A Flame in Hero’s Tower’, ‘Larisa’), who founded Stolen Elephant Theatre whilst working as a producer in London. Dickinson has produced for the multi award-winning Tangram Theatre Company and for Olivier Award winning playwrights Grae Cleugh and Jack Shepherd. 
Directing is Enrique Muñoz, who lectures at Rose Bruford College. He has an MA in Moving Image from Ravensbourne and studied Set Design at Central Saint Martins.
Edward Cartwright will be playing Shackleton. Recently, he played the lead in ‘The Trench’ at Southwark Playhouse. Edward has
also appeared on Channel 5 and PBS America as Sherlock Holmes in the documentary ‘Sherlock: The First CSI.’
Tom Taplin, a member of the National Youth Theatre, will be playing The Stowaway.


Shackleton – Edward Cartwright
The Stowaway – Tom Taplin 


Writer – Andy Dickinson
Director – Enrique Muñoz 
Lighting and Set Design – Enrique Muñoz 
Composer – Alex Burnett