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Produced by the same team behind the Offie nominated and five star productions of Kes and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
LIFEBOAT was first produced as an original stage production by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and directed by Gill Robertson.
On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship, The City of Benares, set sail from Liverpool for Canada.
On board were 90 evacuees escaping the bombing and dangers of war torn Britain.
Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and sank.
Only eleven of the evacuees survived.
Two fifteen year old school girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat.
They willed each other to survive.
LIFEBOAT tells their extraordinary true story, a story of courage, of resilience and of enduring friendship.
"We were not in the business of giving up."
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London SE4 2DH
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: Nicola McCartney
Director: Kate Bannister
Designer: Karl Swinyard
Costume designer: Martin Robinson
Lighting: Ben Jacobs
Production: The Jack Studio Theatre