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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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A fantastic true story, acted out in this hilarious play. Runs for about 1.4 hours at 5pm daily in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Desma P
Good experience

Good night. Must see for Strahan. Not what we expected. It was better. Even though the show was in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie K
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Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Desma P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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?

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

"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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Frank M
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Reviewed 18 May 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 12 May 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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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We had this play recommended to us after our trip up the Gordon River and I have to say this was one of the best things our family did on our Tasmanian lap. It was so much fun for both young and old and we...More

Thank clost2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The "ship that never was" is held in a small cosy outdoor theatre, don't worry if it is a little chilly, there are plenty of blankets available. The actors are really funny & create a great vibe where audience participation adds to the enjoyment. Great...More

Thank Doory535
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Judy J
4 March 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
26 February 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
29 October 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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