A Sea Voyage | A Tragedy | A Love Story

Michael Veitch (of "The Full Monty", ''D-Generation'' and ''Fast Forward'' fame) plays the hero of one of the most dramatic, yet now forgotten, true chapters from Australia's maritime history. Based on Michael’s book of the same name, Hell Ship is a tale of hardship and heroism; of survival and love; of disaster and redemption. 

In the spring of 1852, the magnificent sailing ship Ticonderoga set course from Liverpool to Victoria filled with mainly Scots Highlander families, all hoping to find a new life in a new land. However, on the voyage, disaster struck when a deadly typhus epidemic erupted throughout her decks, taking scores of her passengers. On the high seas, an epic struggle of life and death played out. 

Michael is accompanied live on stage by the exquisite musical talents of Tom Veitch, his talented cellist and composer son. 

This is an hour of drama and music not to be missed. 

Price: $40 + Eventbrite booking fee

When: Friday 10 & Saturday 11 February, 2023 6:30pm

Doors: Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the show.

Where: The Peacock Theatre  77 Salamanca Place, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Age recommendation: This performance is recommended for people aged 12 years and over.

Ticketing Terms & Conditions: Tickets are non-refundable except in the case that the event has been cancelled by the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. By purchasing a ticket you agree to all ticketing terms and conditions found here.

Producer: Chester Creative

Writer: Michael Veitch

Director: Peter Houghton

Lighting Design: Tom Willis

Musician: Thomas Veitch

Technician: Joshua Aiello

*To find out more about the play go to hellshipticonderoga.com

“...a stylish, well-produced solo show; a lively and meticulously researched act of historical imagination” Cameron Woodhead

“..a must-see one-man show…” Theatre People

“…chilling…enthralling…theatre goers listened with rapt attention…” TheatreHaus

“...A poignant tale with a vividly regenerated cast of characters. Michael Veitch does it all, brilliantly and single-handedly..." Max Gillies AM