This unusual and atmospheric performance piece will draw you into a captivating world inhabited by characters such as the salt-ridden sailor, the lonely lighthouse keeper and the mischievous mermaid. Devised by Gail McGarva, traditional wooden boat builder from Lyme Regis, and inspired by her love of the sea, the piece features beautiful original songs with haunting harmonies along with fragments of narrative, performed by the Sea Chorus, a group of local singers brought together especially for this project. Alongside the performance and outside the theatre, audience members can visit the Story Boat, a miniature maritime memories museum created by Gail from an upturned Dorset fishing boat from 1923.
Writer & director: Gail McGarva
Musical arrangements & direction:Penny Dunscombe
11 September – 17 December The Story Boat Project
The Story Boat project is the creation of a miniature maritime memories museum from an upturned boat in which people’s memories will be recorded and preserved.
Traditional wooden boatbuilder Gail McGarva in collaboration with local wheelwrights Rowland & Son are giving a new lease of life on land to a retired Dorset fishing boat by transforming her into enchanting oral history recording and exhibition space.
The Story Boat will be in residence outside the Marine Theatre from September to December.
The oral history collection will be archived in Lyme Regis Museum
“A beautifully crafted performance”
“Totally absorbing and inspirational”
Sunday 17 December
Call the box office on 01297 442138
Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre
Doors open: 7pm
Introductory Talk by Gail: 7.15pm
Performance: 8pm (no interval)
Tickets: Full Price £10, Concessions £8 (TF discount applies)