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Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912)
The MAC’s first season opens with our very own MAC production, as part of the ni2012 ‘Our Time, Our Place’ celebrations.
Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912), by Owen McCafferty, is a courtroom drama full of intrigue, bravery and human frailty.
At 11.40PM on 14 April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, struck an iceberg. At 2.20AM the following morning, the ship sank. 1,517 people died.
In response to the disaster the British Government ordered an immediate inquiry and Lord Mersey was appointed Wreck Commissioner. The British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry sat from 2 May to 3 July 1912. It took testimony from 97 witnesses.
Watch as a magnificent cast retell the survivors’ stories – with dialogue taken word-for-word from 100-year old accounts.
Directed by Charlotte Westenra.
Journalist and playwright, Richard Norton-Taylor, will chair a discussion on the production.
Written by Owen McCafferty
Directed by Charlotte Westenra
The Clerk of the Court: Ian McElhinney
The Commissioner, Lord Mersey: Paul Moriarty
Attorney General, Sir Rufus Isaacs: Michael Hadley
Solicitor General, Sir J Simon: Ben Caplan
Mr Thomas Scanlon MP: Caolan Byrne
Mr W D Harbinson: Rufus Wright
Reginald Lee: Timothy Chipping
Charles Joughin: Kevin Trainor
John Hart: Jack Beale
George Symons: Thomas Howes
Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon: Jay Villiers
Lady Duff-Gordon: Andrea Irvine
Charles Lightoller: James Tucker
Joseph Ismay: Patrick O’ Kane
Sir Ernest Shackleton: James Hillier
Set and Costume Design: Richard Kent
Lighting Design: Conleth White
Sound Design: James Kennedy
Casting Director: Georgia Simpson
Executive Producer: Patrick Talbot
Production Manager: Alan McCracken
Company Stage Manager: Patrick Freeman
Deputy Stage Manager: Cara McGimpsey
Assistant Stage Manager: Natalie Murphy
Wardrobe Supervisor: Elle Kent
Assistant Director: Josh Seymour
Voice–Coach: Peter Ballance
Set Construction: Stage Hand Sets