Paying tribute to town’s lost lifeboat heroes
THE story of the great lifeboat disaster of 1886 is back by popular demand.
Cork Jackets And Drill tells the story, through original songs and narration of the tragedy, which claimed the lives of almost all the crew members of the Southport and St Anne’s lifeboats.
The impoverished fishermen of Southport, Lytham and St Anne’s had bravely attempted to save the crew of the German ship, Mexico, which came into distress off the Southport sands.
The songs and script are by Southport-based playwright Len Pentin, whose work has been performed at Liverpool’s top theatres, on BBC Radio Merseyside and at the London fringe.
The show is performed by Chris Nelson, Siobhan Nelson, Len Pentin, Clive Pownceby, Pete Rimmer, Colin Wayte and Mike Huddart.
Cork Jackets And Drill will be performed at The Atkinson, Southport, on December 14, at 7.30pm.
To book tickets, go to www.theatkinson.co.uk or call the box office on 01704 533 333.