Grand Opera House, Belfast Sat 11th August 2012
THE TITANIC BOYS is the story of nine men – five master tradesmen and four teenage apprentices - who worked for the famous shipbuilding firm of Harland & Wolff,
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Nine Belfast men who lived and died for a dream. To mark 100 years since its sinking, Belfasts favourite playwright Martin Lynch turns his attention to the legendary Titanic story.
But this is not just any old story. This is The Titanic Boys, the true, untold story of nine young Harland & Wolff men who uniquely built, sailed and died on the RMS Titanic.
Two weeks before the Titanic sailed, designer Thomas Andrews walked into the four main trade workshops at H&W and asked each foreman to name his best apprentice. When the bosses nominated four young men, Andrews informed the stunned apprentices they were joining himself and four senior tradesmen to sail on Titanics maiden voyage to New York as members of the H&W Guarantee Group.
The Titanic Boys brings the Titanic story back to where it all began Belfast. Heart-warming and heart-breaking, this story of nine men who knew the Titanic better than anyone else in the world is truly remarkable.
Laced with Lynchs renowned capacity for capturing Belfast character and humour, this is one not to be missed!
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