march, 2021

22mar(mar 22)7:30 pm23(mar 23)7:30 pmHell ShipQUT Gardens Theatre

Event Details

Presented by Gardens Theatre
Theatre Performance

The true story of one of the most dramatic, yet now forgotten chapters of Australia’s early maritime history, ‘Hell Ship’ is a tale of hardship and heroism; of survival and love.

In 1852, the emigrant clipper Ticonderoga limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare three-month voyage from England. By the time she reached Australian shores, she was a floating catastrophe with nearly 200 of her passengers dead after a typhus outbreak.

Told from the perspective of the ship’s young surgeon who bravely nursed many of the sick passengers back to health, Michael Veitch uses his trademark dry humour and razor sharp wit to illuminate the dark and inhumane conditions of the so-called hell ship on its journey across the seas in a story personal to his family; the young surgeon was actually his great-great grandfather, James William Henry Veitch.


QUT Gardens Theatre
Building X, Gardens Point Campus – Queensland University of Technology
2 George Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000


$49.00 Adults
$42.00 Concession
$37.00 Pensioner and Full-time student

Tickets available from Gardens Theatre – ‘Hell Ship’.


22 (Monday) 7:30 pm - 23 (Tuesday) 7:30 pm AEST


QUT Gardens Theatre

2 George Street


QUT Gardens TheatreEmail or Phone 07 3138 4455 X-Block, Gardens Point Precinct QUT, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4001

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