Peril at Sea
On stormy nights, when wild north-westers rave,
– Arthur Hugh Clough
The greatest storm in living memory blasts the English coast. Striving against the howling winds and pounding waves, a lonely boat struggles on. Those left behind wait impatiently, huddled together, isolated and unfamiliar.
As the storm rages, stories, memories, songs and myths tumble out of the night, capturing a life lived on and around the sea.
Peril at Sea is produced by Up The Road Theatre in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, supported by Wells Maltings, The Seagull and LV21.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Leche Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund.
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To accompany Peril at Sea, we collaborated with The Astor Community Theatre in Deal to deliver an oral histories project, funded by Heritage Lottery. To explore the true stories we uncovered, follow this link to our heritage page.
Production shots – Photography by Peter Langdown
Rehearsals – Photography by Steve Adams
Thank you to Mike Kwasniak (photography) and Pete Le May (graphic design).
Thank you to Joanna Scott for our illustration.