Wednesday, 20th October 2021 - 7:30pm
Tickets: Adults £12.00 / Friends £11.50 / Students and Children £8.00
Running time 80 minutes, no interval.
Join the crew of the LOUISA, an incredible true story of how on one stormy night in January 1899, the communities of Lynton & Lynmouth and Porlock rallied in a raging storm to save all the souls of the Forest Hall; a ship foundering in the Bristol channel.
With the help of horses and sheer determination, they dragged the heavy lifeboat Louisa thirteen miles across open moor to launch it from Porlock Weir and saved everyone on board.
This visceral new play uses physical theatre and Sea Shanties over 80 minutes to tell the extraordinary tale. The story of the Louisa is testament to the resilience and courage of a small community achieving extraordinary things in exceptional circumstances.
Exmoor-based Pleasure Dome Theatre Company partnering with the RNLI hope you will come join us on this adventure and leave energised and hopeful about what can be achieved when people work together. This is a new production by Pleasure Dome Theatre Company. It’s a well-known true story about how on the evening of the 12th of January, 1899, the communities of Lynmouth and Porlock rallied in a raging storm to save all the souls of the foundering ship, the Forest Hall. Together they carried the heavy lifeboat thirteen miles across open moor to launch it from Porlock Weir and saved everyone on board.
They have turned this into a piece of theatre using 5 actors multi-roling to tell this inspiring tale. It will be a visceral, punchy and dynamic play using physical theatre and Sea Shanties.
Research has been conducted using historical archives in Lynton Town Hall and we have interviewed the descendants of those who were involved. Our project partners, the RNLI, are creating a short film that will be played in the halls and atriums of our performance venues.
LOUISA will provide an uplifting evening at the theatre celebrating the culture and heritage of the South West. We hope everyone will leave energised and hopeful about what can be achieved when people work together.
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