Lifeboat

Lifeboat

2 no. saves icon · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary

“We were not in the business of giving up.”

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

An accomplished drama tells the true story of two life-long friends who faced the fury of the Atlantic Ocean for 19 hours during WWII

Everything Theatre

Thoroughly engaging and pays a fine tribute to the victims of an appalling tragedy

Broadway World

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 19 Sep - Sat 6 Oct, 7.30pm

Venue

410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH London, UK · Get Directions
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