Peril at Sea
Our second adventure
On stormy nights, when wild north-westers rave,
How proud a thing to fight with wind and wave.
Arthur Hugh Clough
Photo: Mike Kwasniak; Design: Pete Le May
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 toured England in spring 2019, visiting a variety of venues around the coast including Lighthouse Poole; Quay Arts, Newport; The Seagull, Lowestoft; numerous village and community halls and a boatyard, boathouse
and LV21, a lightship moored in Gravesend.
Peril at Sea was produced in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, supported by Wells Maltings,
The Seagull and LV21.
Funded by Arts Council England, The Leche Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Photos taken by Peter Langdown. Set and costume design by Charlie Cridlan. The cast featured Andrew Forbes, Kait Feeney and Alex Scott Fairley. Click on an image to enlarge it.