Louisa - A true story of courage and community

DATE: 22.10.2021

TIME: 16.00-17.30

LOCATION: Courtyard

COST: Free (suggested donation £10*)

On the evening of the 12th of January, 1899, the communities of Lynmouth and Porlock rallied in a raging storm to save the Forest Hall- a ship foundering in the Bristol Channel.

Together they carried and dragged the heavy lifeboat Louisa thirteen miles across open moor to launch it from Porlock Weir and saved everyone on board.

Exmoor’s Pleasure Dome Theatre Company, known for their open-air productions at the Valley of Rocks along with their project partners the RNLI are proud to present LOUISA, a retelling of this incredible true story in a new play directed by the award-winning Scott Le Crass and underscored with stirring sea shanties.

East Quay is proud to be hosting this performance in the courtyard. There will not be an interval during this 80 minute performance, but food and drinks will be available to purchase from East Quay Kitchen throughout.

*This performance is normally ticketed at £10-13 but we have decided to make it by donation only so that everyone can come regardless of what they can afford.

We are therefore hosting the performance on a ‘pay what you can’ basis with donations going towards the cost of the performance. We suggest a recommended donation of £10 if you are able.

The RNLI will also be in attendance and we’d ask that you support their extraordinary work to save lives and keep us safe along this coast.