A Titanic Year for Street Theatre

2012 is a big year for Titanic enthusiasts as it’s the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. I’m quite interested in the history of Titanic, in fact I saw the movie (which, incidentally is being re-released in 3D for the occasion) five times in the cinema – that’s fifteen hours of my life right there! To mark this anniversary there are a number of activities going on in the Southampton area and one of these especially caught my eye.

The Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre Company in Southampton will be performing Titanic, the Southampton Story as a walking street theatre production, taking in a number of sites in the City which are associated with the ship and the people that worked, travelled and died on it.

This is the sort of street theatre I really enjoy, with the human stories behind the tragedy being told in numerous locations around the city, acted out by members of the company. In the course of their research for this production the company has drawn on eyewitness and family accounts of the tragedy and its aftermath and two members of the cast have even discovered relatives among the crew, making the story all the more personal.

Performances will start from Holyrood Church in Southampton on Wednesday 11th April at 2pm and 7pm, Saturday 14th April at 2pm and Sunday 15th April at 2pm.

Tickets are £7 Adults and £5 Children and are available from the Visitor Information Centre at the Central Library at Southampton Civic Centre now. For further information, see the Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre Company website or Telephone: 023 8083 3333

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