Peril at Sea

On stormy nights, when wild north-westers rave,
How proud a thing to fight with wind and wave.

 – 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.

Click here to see where we’re going on our tour and take a look at our fabulous cast!

Click here for our blog and have a look at some photos below!

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
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Rehearsals – Photography by Steve Adams

Peril at Sea

Thank you to Mike Kwasniak (photography) and Pete Le May (graphic design).

Peril at Sea

Thank you to Joanna Scott for our illustration.