Lifeboat


Two fifteen year old school girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. Tells their extraordinary true story, a story of courage, of resilience and of enduring friendship.
Lifeboat at Jack Studio Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Jack Studio Theatre
Started: Wednesday 19 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 6 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 10+

Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


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Postal address:
410 Brockley Road
London SE4 2DH

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 19 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 6 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£13

Creatives


Author: Nicola McCartney
Director: Kate Bannister
Designer: Karl Swinyard
Costume designer: Martin Robinson
Lighting: Ben Jacobs
Production: The Jack Studio Theatre

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