It’s January 1834.
The Frederick is the last ship built at the convict settlement of Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour and is about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur. Ten convict shipwrights have other ideas. So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of The Ship That Never Was.
The Ship That Never Was is a live professional theatre production, that has been performed in Strahan since 1993. It was written by Richard Davey and produced by The Round Earth Company.
The play tells the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! Delightful family entertainment not to be missed!
It is performed every day at 5:30 pm (September to May).
In winter, a film of a live performance is shown every day at 5:30pm at the Risby Cove Theatrette (June to August).