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“A great local show with fun and history strewn together!”

The Ship That Never Was
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this show! Considering it was only 2 performers and the rest audience participation it was still very well played with the model ship and the props. We laughed to bits and had a great evening!
One word of caution :
Do not go for this show without going on the cruise or knowing about Sarah Island, you might not get the story and feel disinterested. I read the bad reviews here and that's the only reason I could imagine why anyone would not like the show.
Also, please don't expect your Sydney/Melbourne theatre show here, its a local amphitheater with 2 performers only, so know what you are getting in to

1  Thank ArniMarine
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great for the younger ones and everyone for that matter. A lot of participation in a fun and well developed production.

Thank sonofhector
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Had an evening cruise to Sarah Island cancelled on our first night in Strahan , so we (2 couples) decide to attend the 5:30 performance of this long-running (23 years?) play . We were shocked (but gratified) to find that admission was just $15 for Seniors (us). The play is just 1 1/2 hours , giving us lots of time for dinner ... and it was an absolutely "feel-good" experience ! The focus of the cast of just 3 actors , aside from telling the true story, is audience participation , and they do a wonderful , laugh-inducing job of it! .Several audience members are integrated into the play as "actors" and the rest participate on cue , when prompted . It's pretty hard to imagine anyone NOT enjoying this presentation ; we CERTAINLY did , and would recommend that , if visiting Strahan , put "The Ship That Never Was" at the top of your priority "to-do" list .

1  Thank avidskiier
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is a unique and thoroughly enjoyably event. Don't miss it! It will be the best $20 you spend on holiday entertainment. The two actors will take you with them in a hilarious journey through a piece of local history - with props and songs and more fun than you can imagine for 1.5 hrs. It runs until around 7pm and you will be out in plenty of time for dinner. Highly recommend for all ages.

1  Thank Kathryn0911_12
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this show very much . Its a lot of fun and you must go and see it after doing the Boat trip.

Thank Anna C
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