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The Ship That Never Was

Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 7700
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Don’t miss it! Worth the trip to Strahan for this alone!

We took ourselves to see the film version of this as we were staying in Strahan during the brief... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Michelle G
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Don’t miss it!!

Just turn up and pay at the door for a fun filled historical comedic lesson on a few convicts who... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
DreamtimeTravel_Ange
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Brisbane, Australia
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Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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+61 3 6471 7700
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We took ourselves to see the film version of this as we were staying in Strahan during the brief time of the year that the play isn’t shown live every single night (Sept-May). And we can’t wait to go back and see it in summer!...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Just turn up and pay at the door for a fun filled historical comedic lesson on a few convicts who escaped Sarah Island in their hand made boat! A fun way to learn about some convict history. Blankets and cute hot water bottles were supplied...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

A fantastic true story, acted out in this hilarious play. Runs for about 1.4 hours at 5pm daily in the peak tourist season. We all had a real belly laugh and loved the audience participation. We highly recommend it.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Good night. Must see for Strahan. Not what we expected. It was better. Even though the show was in winter, blankets were provided. How good is that?

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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise. A really great story, told so well, with loads of laughs. And it’s true!!! Do not miss this.

Thank Rebecca P
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

We were totally unprepared for this Show, we had no expectations so we were well and truly blown away by the hilarious presentation and audience participation. These actors are totally dedicated to their task of entertaining a crowd and it was fantastic to see the...More

Thank Judy J
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

"The Ship That Never Was" is a fun retelling of a true historical even and is told is a very interesting and interactive was buy the two storytelling very talented actors. It is a small and semi outdoor theatre so dress warmly. Blankets are provided....More

Thank Russell M
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

A unique humorous live reconstruction of the story of the last boat built at Sarah Island and how it ended up in Chile instead of Hobart. With lots of audience participation this is an unforgettable play in which the audience determines the ultimate fate of...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

My husband and I gave this a miss when in Tassie four years ago because of the cold weather and audience participation. We decided to give it a go this time and we regret not seeing it before. Never mind the cold weather. Just wear...More

Thank dianneleo1982
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

The Ship That Never Was is story telling at its best. History is brought to life through the incredible talents of just two actors. These actors, with audience members co-opted to supplement the cast, tell the story of The Frederick, the last ship built at...More

Thank kayelle100
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Judy J
March 4, 2018|
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Response from claredelune2015 | Reviewed this property |
I think the question has been answered. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I probably would not have gone to see it if not friends recommending it.
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Kesa56
February 26, 2018|
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Response from mytimenow2011 | Reviewed this property |
Just pay at the door. Try and get there early. They will do their best to find you a seat but we did see people being turned away at the last minute as the venue was full. Great show. Make the effort to see it.
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Kate S
October 28, 2017|
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Response from OzHolly | Reviewed this property |
SUMMER The Ship That Never Was - Live Performances - September to May: Where: At the Richard Davey Amphitheatre, next to the West Coast Information Centre When: Every Day at 5.30pm How Long: approx. 1 hour 15 min How... More
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