The Boat Factory by Dan Gordon at King's Head


Happenstance Theatre Company presents The Boat Factory, by Dan Gordon, at the King's Head Theatre, a 125-seat fringe venue, in Angel, north London, from 23 July to 17 Aug 2013.

Directed by Philip Crawford, starring Dan Gordon and Michael Condron.

Conjures up a host of colourful characters from the glory days of Belfast's shipbuilding era to construct a 'poignant, funny and moving picture' of boat-building, male friendship, hardship, humour and heroism.

July 1947. The sun shines down on a post-war world. A 16-year-old boy walks for the first time through the gates of Belfast's Harland & Wolff Titanic shipyard. More than 1700 ships built between here and the Clyde, 67 different trades, 300 acres of land and 35,000 men employed at its height. Regarded as the biggest and best there is, if you can dream it - they can build it. This is history - this is his story.

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