Lifeboat is the extraordinary true story of Bess Walder and Beth Cummings. Set in World War II, it is a story of courage, a story of survival and a story of enduring friendship. On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship, The City of Benares, set sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 evacuees escaping the relentless bombing and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only eleven of the evacuees survived. Two fifteen year old girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. They willed each other to survive. Lifeboat tells their story.
TUES 24 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT
WED 25 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT
THURS 26 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT
6 School Shows in total Available.
Age 9+ / Dur: 75 mins
Spréacha on Tour: School shows will take place in your school.
Tickets: €300 per school show for 120 students (so €2.50 per student)
Request our school booking information sheet by email from Leigh firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Box Office 01-8852622.
Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.
"I was mesmerised from beginning to end … extraordinary talent."
"At the end the audience wiped the tears from their eyes and rose to give them a standing ovation."