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The Ship That Never Was

Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Strahan
Type: Performances
Traveler Description: "The Ship That Never Was" is a production of the Round Earth Company -  a professional theatre performance company based in Strahan. It tells the... more »
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great night with jolly actors and crowd participation! Loved every minute of it and learned about Sarah Island's past. Highly recommended

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We loved this performance which delivered some local history from Sarah Island. The crowd interaction made for a night of side-splitting laughter. Providing blankets and hot water bottles ensure everyone could enjoy themselves in comfort at this outdoor venue. This is a "must do" if you're in Strahan.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hubby and I had a great time at the production, and were so glad we went, despite it being cold (June). Big blankets were provided as well as individual hot water bottles to keep the audience warm. The actors were very entertaining and the repartee was hilarious. We loved the audience participation. (I was a jellyfish! lol) Everyone in the... More

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Hobart, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Brilliant play about convicts on Sarah Island. We all loved it, even give you blankets and hot water bottles, they have a wonderful way of Drawing in the crowd too. Excellent would go again.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Make time for this after a river cruise on the Gordon River. It brings to life all the history of the area. Professional actors encourage audience participation both on and off the stage. An excellent show!

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

If you want to have a bit of a laugh go along to the show, the night we went was in early June and the audience was small but we all came away with a smile on our faces. It is a fun way to learn about ship building and the antics on Sarah Island. You will be amazed at... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I'm so glad we decided to go to the show despite the freezing weather and rain.It was hilarious and educational! The actors were so good at what they do and fully included the audience in the show,,consequently I was the parrot! Hahaha! Must see!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A great play with fantastic actors, blankets and hot water bottles supplied. A fun night with all the audience involved, A fantastic story told with enthusiasm and squirty bottles. Would recommend anyone visiting Strahan to go to the show, though it would be a good idea to visit Sarah Island first.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was simply a brilliant production where the two actors bring the audience into the play which makes for a very funny yet again quite informative story set in the early days of the Strahan area.

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Central Coast NSW
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Unfortunately there was only 8 of us in the audience the night I attended, but in true theatrical style, "the show must go on". The cast members were involved with the audience from the moment you arrived, from selling you tickets, to coming out and talking to you while waiting for the show to begin. While there was only 2... More

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