Hell Ship :
The Journey of the Ticonderoga
The Australian Wooden Boat Festival | Michael Veitch
Friday 10 February 2023, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 11 February 2023, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Doors Open 15 minutes prior to performance
Duration : 60 Minutes | No Interval
A Sea Voyage | A Tragedy | A Love Story
Michael Veitch (of The Full Monty, D-Generation and Fast Forward fame) plays the hero of one of the most dramatic, yet now forgotten, true chapters from Australia’s maritime history. Based on Michael’s book of the same name, Hell Ship is a tale of hardship and heroism; of survival and love; of disaster and redemption.
In the spring of 1852, the magnificent sailing ship Ticonderoga set course from Liverpool to Victoria filled with mainly Scots Highlander families, all hoping to find a new life in a new land. However, on the voyage, disaster struck when a deadly typhus epidemic erupted throughout her decks, taking scores of her passengers. On the high seas, an epic struggle of life and death played out.
Michael is accompanied live on stage by the exquisite musical talents of Tom Veitch, his talented cellist and composer son.
This is an hour of drama and music not to be missed.