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Boaty Theatre Company presents Dungeness

A Boaty Theatre Company performance for their assigned national Theatre Connections Festival play.

Event details

23 February 2018 to 24 February 2018

7:00pm - 9:00pm

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

In a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens, a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBT +young people.

While their shared home welcomes difference, it can be tricky for self-appointed group leader Birdie to keep the peace. The group must decide how they want to commemorate an attack that happened to LGBT + people, in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you’re not ready to tell the world who you are? If you’re invisible, does your voice still count? A play about love, commemoration and protest.

Dates: Friday 23 February and 24 February

Time: 7:00pm

Ticket price: £6.50 (inclusive of booking fee) available from the museum 0151 355 5017.

This play contains occasional strong language and mild sexual references.

Catch the debut performance of our northwest tour at National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port! Boaty Theatre Company

“I wrote this play, because, like countless others, I was bullied for being gay when I was younger and grew up in a vacuum of LGBT + visibility...I campaigned for equal age of consent, the abolition of Section 28, the right to marry...we’re part of something bigger, a global effort...And we have so much further to go – at home and elsewhere.  But most of all, I wrote this because I absolutely love love, and I love being gay” – Chris Thompson (2017).

Boaty Theatre Company presents Dungeness