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Address: Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
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We were sad that because it was winter that we would be unable to see The Ship that never was. We were lucky that they were showing is taping of one of the performances in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were sad that because it was winter that we would be unable to see The Ship that never was. We were lucky that they were showing is taping of one of the performances in the Risby Cove Theatre. It was wonderful to curl up in bean bags with a cup of tea to watch this play. It was hilarious.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a great show the 2 women that perform this show are very talented, with a little help from the audience it was made very entertaining. The show does not run during the winter months (I was lucky they were doing a performance for a school excursion). You can see a film version at the Risby Cove.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

There night we went there were only 2 actors in the play, so they used audience members for some of the roles which actually made the play all the more humorous (mostly because I was NOT chosen to be a character). No one should leave Strahan without going to see this play (if you visit in the off season you'd... More 

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Rosebery, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an excellent show, true story - with an incredible twist. The whole family loved it. Explains quite a bit about the convict history of Sarah Island. Good idea to follow up on that story with one of the boat tours past Sarah Island and Gordon River. The walkabout and stories on Sarah Island really make it come to... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not showing in winter but on a large TV in a nearby hotel. Half price and worth the money (plus after dark not much else to do)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This production is amazingly entertaining and educational. I experienced the play while accompanying a group of students on a trip around Tasmania and they were truly engaged in the history being played out before them. I recommend reading Marcus Clarke's "For The Term of His Natural Life" as another way to engage with the story of the play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A fantastic night out. Our whole family (of 6) were involved in the play - but don't worry for those who fear audience participation - it really is fine and all good fun. Kids even got to get up on stage! Do dress warm though.

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Albury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The locals kept telling us that this play was a must see but I don't think so! There were 3 actors (one of which didn't do anything too much) the rest was audience participation, which included my wife and I! It is very light entertainment with a very thin story line. We sort of enjoyed it but it wasn't really... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a great little play! The actors really get everyone involved which makes it even funnier! A must do when visiting Strahan :)

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Tewantin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We were seated in a little ampitheatre at the Strahan visitors center,not sure what to expect.A cosy blanket and little hot water bottles kept us warm.A talented trio of locals with plenty of laughs,audience particpation,clever props,bought a slice of convict history to life.A great way to spend an hour after a day on the water,to reinforce the information we were... More 

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Address: Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Strahan

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