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Port Fairy Folk Festival - Hell Ship, the Journey of the Ticonderoga

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Hell Ship - A perfect fit for Port Fairy

We are delighted to be bringing Hell Ship to the wonderful Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2020, and what a perfect fit! A true tale of the sea told in this famous maritime town in words and exquisite music.

In 1852, the handsome emigrant clipper Ticonderoga arrived in Australia with a nightmare in her holds. One hundred of her passengers were dead, and nearly another hundred would continue to perish in quarantine.

On her 90-day voyage from England, deadly typhus fever had torn through her decks, spawning the name by which she would forever be known, the Hell Ship. 

Hell Ship - the Journey of the Ticonderoga is a story of hope, and hope dashed; of courage, vision and bravery. It is one of the stories of where we come from, and who we are.

It is also the story of a young ship's surgeon on his first ever voyage, thrust into a struggle of life and death. This man was Veitch’s great-great Grandfather, James William Henry Veitch.

For Michael, Hell Ship is a very personal story.

Join Michael Veitch for another important and mesmerising one-man show. FLAK had us in high in the skies of World War Two, and now we tread the decks of a creaky nineteenth-century clipper. It promises to be quite a journey. 

This performance includes music performed live with Thomas Veitch & vocals of Rosie Lane

SHOW TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED - PLEASE CHECK BACK TO THE MAIN PORT FAIRY PROGRAM