The Boat Factory- Titanic Play Belfast
: The Barnett Room, Belfast Harbour Office
20 Oct 2011 - 29 Oct 2011, 7.30pm
A stage play which has been touring in smaller venues is “The Boat Factory”
by Dan Gordon. Gordon and director, Philip Crawford have deliberately chosen smaller venues to stage the play in order to reach out to an audience who would not necessarily think about going to the theatre. It has even been staged in prison. Here it is staged as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's
, followed by a three-date tour.
Again, it is a two man play, the central theme of which is the friendship between two Harland and Wolff
workers throughout their careers at the Yard. It is not a play about Titanic but it would be impossible to write a play about the shipyard without mentioning the most famous ship. The two characters look back on the triumphs and tragedies from the vantage point of the gantry. Harland and Wolff is about so much more than the Titanic and likewise, so is “The Boat Yard.” The play has received sponsorship from Titanic Foundation Limited, the charitable board of trustees who will own the building, Titanic Belfast when construction is complete.
Book tickets online for "The Boat Factory" at the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's.
The production will also tour to the following venues:
Market Place Theatre
, 2 November, 8pm
Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BW
Box Office: 028 3752 1821
Portora Royal School, 3 November, 7.30pm
Derrygonnelly Road, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, BT74 7HA
Tel: School Office 028 6632 2658
Glastry College, 4 November, 7.30pm
14 Victoria Road, Ballyhalbert, Newtownards, BT22 1DQ
Tel: School Office 028 4277 1266
The Boat Factory - world première from Alan in Belfast.
Visit the Happenstance Theatre Company website
How to get there
Belfast Harbour Office
Belfast, County Antrim BT1
Main Box Office telephone number: +44 (0) 2890 97 11 97