The Unlucky Cabin Boy, which tells the true story of the wreck of the Francis Spaight and the terrible acts of desperation that took place on board, will play The Lime Tree Theatre at Mary Immaculate College between November 5 and 8.
This chilling tale of hardship, sacrifice, and the will to survive is brought to life by the compositions of The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra.
Locally based in Limerick, the band is known for their smooth combinations of guitar, keyboard, double bass, violin, percussion, and richly textured vocal harmonies.
Defying boundaries of typical genres, the catchy melodies and compelling lyrics of The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra are integrated into the play, and The Unlucky Cabin Boy is brought to life by their vibrant lyrics and original arrangements.
Developing the dialogue for this play is award-winning playwright Mike Finn. O
riginally hailing from Limerick, he is a co-founding member of the Bottom Dog Theatre Company and the Limerick Writer’s Centre, and a director of Dance Limerick.
Despite the grim and sinister tones of this story, Mike brings an element of warmth and humour to the play. With a special interest in writing plays exploring the social history of Limerick, he marries historical context of the story with elements of theatricality and entertainment.
Pictured at the launch at the Hunt Museum were Mike Finn (writer), Paul Meade (director) and David Blake (composer).
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