The Ballad of the Mignonette (1988)
Directed by David Hickman
In 1884 the Mignonette, a small coastal boat, set sail from Southampton to Sydney. It had a crew of four. In the South Atlantic the Mignonette was shipwrecked and the crew hurriedly put to sea in a dinghy. This is the story of their ordeal, and of their survival.
All the events and facts depicted in the play are true. Edgar Alan Poe wrote "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" in 1838, 46 years before the Mignonette was wrecked and is quoted verbatim in the play.
- Edwin Stephens - Keefe Browning
- Thomas Dudley - Paul Valleau
- Edmond Brooks - Derek Staples
- Richard Parker - Darren Doherty
- Charles QC - Les Lidyard
- The Singer - Alva Semple
- Stage Manager - Anji Gibson
- Assistant Stage Managers - Linda White, Vanessa Kelsey & Jann Herlihy
- Lighting Design - Richard Wood
- Lighting Operator - Cathy Bee
- Lighting equipment by arrangement with Touchstone Technology (Charles Wood)
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Reminiscences and Anecdotes
This play was later taken to the Apollo Theatre, Isle of Wight.
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