Hell Ship - The Journey of Ticonderoga

19 Sep at 8pm - Theatre Season 2018

Chester Creative

Author, actor and comedian Michael Veitch tells the tale of one of the most tragic true stories of our maritime history.

In 1852, the emigrant ship Ticonderoga struggled into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus. Her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of our young nation like nothing before.

Exploring themes of family, grit and courage the show shines a light on the young ship’s surgeon who bravely nursed many of the passengers back to health; Michael Veitch’s great-great-grandfather, James William Henry Veitch.

Written and performed by Michael Veitch

Director: Peter Houghton
Music by: Thomas Veitch

Duration: approximately 70 minutes, including interval

Adult $44
Under 30's $32*

Children older than 18 months require a ticket.

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