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This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

A play based on an extraordinary true story of courage, survival and enduring friendship. Read More >

In September 1940 a ship left Liverpool for Canada with 90 children aboard – all evacuees from war-torn Britain. Four days into the crossing the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank. Only eleven of the children survived. Bess Walder and Beth Cummings spent nineteen terrifying hours alone in the icy mid-Atlantic on an upturned lifeboat. Astonishingly the girls survived.

Suitable for ages 8+.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 21/02/2007

Closing Night: 10/03/2007

Running time: 1h10

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Cast & Creative


Suzanne Robertson, Isabelle Joss


Director - Gil Robertson

Producer - Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

Designer - Karen Tennent

Lighting Designer - Jeanine Davies

Author - Nicola McCartney

About Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ

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