Hell Ship – the Journey of the Ticonderoga by Chester Creative

“Ticonderoga limped through the heads into Port Phillip. Her horrific voyage at an end, she appeared as a ghost ship...”

The story of the Ticonderoga delves into Michael Veitch’s love of history, but also explores the themes of family, courage and does what he loves most - shines the light on a monumental, but almost forgotten, human story.

 In 1852, the emigrant ship Ticonderoga limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus. Her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of our young nation like nothing before.

Michael Veitch will perform his one-man show from the perspective of the young ship’s surgeon who bravely nursed many of the sick passengers back to health. A dark story but told utilising Michael’s great ability to capture the human aspects and always find some small thing to attach a wry sense of humour to when required.

The clincher – the surgeon was actually his great-great grandfather - James William Henry Veitch

Her horrific voyage at an end, she appeared as a ghost ship

28th Aug 2018 to 2nd Oct 2018

Chester Creative
Duration: 60 minutes no interval
Artform: Theatre
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Date Venue Location More info
28th Aug 2018 Bunjil Place Magid Drive, Narre Warren, 3805
29th Aug 2018 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820
30th Aug 2018 Forge Theatre and Arts Hub 80 McKean St, Bairnsdale, 3875
3rd Sep 2018 Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Cnr Ovens and Ford Streets, Wangaratta, 3677
5th Sep 2018 Kerang Sir John Gorton Library Gallery cnr Shadforth and Murray Valley Highway, Kerang  
7th Sep 2018 The Potato Shed Peninsula Drive, Drysdale
8th Sep 2018 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
10th Sep 2018 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
12th Sep 2018 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland, 3305
13th Sep 2018 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
14th Sep 2018 Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute 117 Sturt Street, Ballarat, 3350
18th Sep 2018 The Bowery Theatre 309C Main Rd, St Albans, 3021
19th Sep 2018 Clocktower Centre 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
20th Sep 2018 Williamstown Mechanics Institute 5 Electra St, Williamstown, 3016
21st Sep 2018 Kyneton Town Hall 129 Mollison St, Kyneton, 3444
22nd Sep 2018 The Memo 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777
23rd Sep 2018 Ruffy Hall 1 Nolan's Rd, Ruffy, 3666  
2nd Oct 2018 Shirley Burke Theatre 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale, 3195