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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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Very impressed about the way everything we did in Strahan was connected without any information... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Wendy S
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
Side splitting fun!

This is a pantomime about a ship called the Frederick built by convicts on Sarah Island. The... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Anita R
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Seaford, South Australia, Australia
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Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Very impressed about the way everything we did in Strahan was connected without any information repeated. This show is so much fun for both adults and kids! Well done, complimentary to the Gordon River Cruise Convict island visit and so interactive. No wonder this show...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is a pantomime about a ship called the Frederick built by convicts on Sarah Island. The 1.5hour Show show is outside next to the visitor information centre under a big sail. The show has been running continuously for 24 years. The whole show is...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great fun for adults and kids alike. This show has been running for around 24 years, and is top family entertainment. It's based on local history, and the two main actors are a hoot. During the show, members of the audience are conscripted to take...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The fact that this production in a small place such as Strahan has run for 24 years is of itself an indication of enduring quality. Its convenient 5.30 pm start fits in well with the timetable of those who have been on a river cruise...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We first time we saw this play was 12 years ago and it is still as wonderful today as it was then. The two actors do a brilliant job of telling the story of the "Frederick" and the escape of the convicts from Sarah Island....More

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great local play with plenty of audience participation and humour. Plenty of laughs and good way to learn a little bit about the history of the men of Sara island. The two actors did a wonderful job. Enjoyed it much more than we thought we...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had a great time watching the antics of two actors and conscripted players in this play based on local history. Good fun at a good hour of the day. Great finish to a good time in Strahan, having cruised the Gordon River earlier in...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect but all I can say is that the entire family was not disappointed. Very very funny, informative and interactive. Saw the show the night before our world heritage boat cruise and the information provided made the tour complete and as...More

Thank Brett R
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

On a road trip round Tassie with family, covering areas we'd never been to, Strahan was on the wish list for the Gordon River cruise. However, walking back from town the night before, hubby asked if we wanted to see 'The Ship That Never Was'....More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Almost didn’t go because we were having a rest after our river cruise day but oh my goodness, this was a huge highlight of our stay in Strahan. Absolutely hilarious play, lots of audience interaction - had us all captivated from the second they started...More

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Kate S
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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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Response from Judy S | Reviewed this property |
Buy your ticket at the door.
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sn00kies2
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
It is just on the wharf in Strahan. In front of where the red boat leaves. You should not need to book. It was busy, but plenty of seating. You can book where you book cruises and train.
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