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Wednesday 2nd October 7.30pm


About the show

A tale that stretches across the centuries, a timeless responsibility. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things, putting the lives of others before their own. Great stories, memorable music.

Facing The Waves is a new musical from Dogwood Productions whose recent shows have toured England and been heard on BBC Radio 4. It features songs and music from the award-winning composer,  Alastair Collingwood.

Dogwood is honoured to be the official theatre partner for the RNLI as it celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2024.

The show brings together an iconic Victorian hero and a young mum from the present day, juggling family, career and crewing the lifeboat. Will it be going off to sea or chips for tea?

Facing The Waves celebrates our relationship with the sea, life in coastal towns and the extraordinary work of the people who crew the lifeboats.  Dogwood, working with the BBC, captured the memories, experiences and expectations of those living by the sea to create this authentic tale.

Alastair Collingwood has been a composer for over 30 years and written scores for numerous theatres shows including London’s West End. His TV credits include the music for French and Saunders; the sitcom Mad About Alice; and How Clean Is Your House? amongst many others.


Facing The Waves is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


For more information, contact:

Dogwood Productions CIC                   

Email:    Phone: 0772 0882 530

Wednesday 2nd October 7.30pm

£15 Standard Ticket

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