Cast board new drama at Park Theatre about sinking of Titanic

Last Updated on 16 February 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team

A new drama at Park Theatre in London will chart the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic, from conspiracy theories to fake news. Tickets are on sale now

Ghosts of theTitanic
Artwork for Ghosts of the Titanic at Park Theatre

Casting has been announced for Ghosts of the Titanic, a new drama about the aftermath of the ship’s sinking, at London’s Park Theatre.

The show, running from 9 March to 2 April 2022, will feature Genevieve Gaunt, John Hopkins, Lizzy McInnerny, Emmanuella Cole, Fergal McElherron and Clive Brill.

Ghosts of the Titanic blends fact and fiction to chart what happened after the sinking of the RMS Titanic 110 years ago on 14 April 1912, exploring the conspiracy theories and fake news that were current at the time and persist to this day.

A bereaved woman, trying to find out the truth about her fiancé’s death, gets sucked into a maelstrom of questions: was the Titanic really as safe as it said it was – or was its state-of-the-art design actually riddled with mistakes?

And were the engineers rushed to complete it by the rich and powerful owner? Did the needs of the insurers override the possibility of saving more souls? Even the basic “fact” of an iceberg causing the fatal damage was up for debate.

It has been written by Ron Hutchinson, whose grandfather worked as a shipfitter on the Titanic, and is directed by Eoin O’Callaghan.

The creative team also includes Beth Colley on set design, Steven Edis on music, Neil Gordon on costume design and Pip Thurlow on lighting and sound design. Casting is by Annie Rowe.

Clive Brill, who is artistic director and producer for Frinton Summer Theatre, is not only acting in the production but also presenting the play in association with Park Theatre through his company, Brill Productions.

Tickets are on sale now

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