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The Ship That Never Was

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Address: Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Great Fun!

Lots of audience participation and a little history all bound up in a funny laughter filled play. Good for all ages, one not to miss.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael S
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of audience participation and a little history all bound up in a funny laughter filled play. Good for all ages, one not to miss.

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Thank Michael S
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in of the street and experiences a magical show. Reasonably priced late afternoon entertainment.

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Thank regulardiner913
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting presentation of part of our convict past. The audience is included in a "different" way. Well worth the visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was recommended by friends that we see the show so off we went. What a great entertainment, full of laughs, serious history and fun. Free blankets provided when the afternoon breeze came along but the two lads kept everyone enthralled. Thanks Chris and Jason.

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Thank Les W
United Kingdom
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126 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great story embellished a little no doubt. Great fun and even better with audience participation. We were of course the two Brits who everyone had to boo every time our names were mentioned - it could have been worse!! It's also fascinating to watch the set develop and grow with the story. No wonder this is the longest running... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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358 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the play “The Ship that Never Was” with my honey and friends. This 75 minute performance was fun and gave us a good kinda of history lesson. Really enjoyed the energy of the two main actors and the clever set. Without giving away the plot; the story is set in the 1800’s and tells the story of the convicts... More 

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Forster, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing how two actors, with the help of willing audience members can put on such an entertaining performance. The story itself is quite interesting and the whole cast move it along at a good pace. It lasted for 1 1/2 hours and the evening was quite cool but with blankets provided and cushion on the seats it seemed to be... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well done for a 2 woman show. The audience makes the rest of the cast. Creative props. Apart from that I lost the story line and felt sleepy as I did not follow the local jokes. The duration seems long for me. The audience seem to enjoy it. The show had a social cause and I contributed. If you are... More 

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Mulwala, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two actors, with the help of a number of the audience, tell the tale of the last ship to be built at Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour. We're introduced to the different people from 1833 -the boatbuilder, the drunk captain, the ship's cat, the convicts who stole the ship, the corporal of the guard, etc. The set is so well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic hour and a half of fun before going out to dinner. A good yarn with humour and a little history thrown in for good measure. Performed by local players Chris and Xaviour right on the waterfront. Good value And family friendly.

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