At 5:30pm on Saturday 5th January 2019, The Ship That Never Was will be performing it's 25th anniversary show, at the Strahan Primary School, where it began it's long west coast run.
Written and directed by Tasmanian playwright, Richard Davey, for Breadline Theatre Company, the original production was performed in 1985 at the Peacock Theatre in Hobart with a cast of twelve actors. For the next ten years, an ever-changing cast of six actors performed the play at various festivals and events around Tasmania and Melbourne.
In 1994, Richard Davey was invited to bring The Ship That Never Was to Strahan. Rewritten for 2 actors, The Ship That Never Was has been performed in Strahan ever since. June 2018 marks our 6500 performance, and over 90 actors have been involved in the production since it's creation.
The highlight of our history here in Strahan will be the celebration of our 25th anniversary on the west coast, and our 34th anniversary since the original production in Hobart. Everyone is welcome, so come and join our celebration in January 2019!