Theatre Royal, Monday November 16th, 8pm. Booking:

In 1885, a ship sailed out of Limerick Docks with a cargo of emigrants bound for the New World.
It never came back……

‘The Unlucky Cabin Boy’ is a new play by award -winning playwright Mike Finn with music and lyrics by David Blake of The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. It tells the true story of the wreck of the Francis Spaight and the terrible acts of desperation that took place on board.Arrts Plan Tender number application The-Unlucky-Cabin-Boy2-770x430
In a desperate attempt to escape his life of poverty, in 1835 young Limerickman Patrick O’Brien joined the Francis Spaight ship as a cabin boy on the ship’s voyage to the New World. On the ship’s return, they encountered a storm and capsized. After two weeks trying to survive in the righted ship but with their provisions lost, it was decided that one crew member should die in order to prolong the lives of the others…
After playing four performances at The Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick (and receiving four standing ovations), Gúna Nua and Verdant Productions now bring this wonderful show to Waterford.
Directed by Limerick man Paul Meade, The Unlucky Cabin Boy was the highlight of the Limerick City of Culture 2014.
For Bookings phone: 051 874402 or

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