Sidmouth Youth Theatre to stage Titanic drama

PUBLISHED: 19:51 01 December 2011

Starboard view of the White Star Line passenger liner R.M.S. Titanic embarking on its ill-fated maiden voyage. April 10, 1912

Starboard view of the White Star Line passenger liner R.M.S. Titanic embarking on its ill-fated maiden voyage. April 10, 1912

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More than 100 involved in musical drama of the Titanic story

AFTER the success of The Ragged Child in February, Sidmouth Youth Theatre presents TITANIC the Unsinkable Dream at Sidmouth Manor Pavilion Theatre from Tuesday, January 31 to Saturday, February 4.

More than 100 young people are involved in this dramatic piece of musical theatre, which commemorates the centenary anniversary of this tragic sinking.

From the excitement of the Titanic’s construction to its sinking and beyond, this young cast have embraced the history and the reality of this event that shook the world.

Stirring orchestral music underscores the action of this fast paced, ensemble piece. Songs ranging from waltzes to Ragtime and Irish jigs will transport you back to a society where the class divide was immense and arrogance reigned supreme.

Director Angela Davies said: “This has been a history lesson and an emotional journey for the cast who are portraying real people and real events. They hope they do justice to the memory of all those who lost their lives.

“Rehearsals have been long and hard to ensure the cast creates the magic and the social issues of a bygone era.”

The Titanic was the largest passenger ship of her era. Equipped with the finest luxuries of the time and deemed ‘virtually unsinkable’, the massive vessel was a true spectacle.

When the Titanic sank, after a glancing blow from an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, 1,512 of the 2,223 passengers on board were killed, making it one of the largest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

The history of the Titanic is a rich landscape of triumph, tragedy, and mystery with artifacts and information still surfacing even after nearly 100 years since the event.

No other vessel in history has drawn as much attention and a myriad of books and films have been released to recount the events of April 14, 1912 and offer new insight into the tragedy.

You can join SYT aboard ‘HMS Titanic,’ and share the dreams and hopes of all who sailed with her.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 5, at Sidmouth College from 1.45pm to 2.30pm, or at Tasty Baguette, Dove Lane, avoiding lunchtimes (12.00-2.00pm).


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