The World Premiere of Ron Hutchinson's play that delves deeper into the sinking of the infamous cruiseliner.
On 15th April 1912, the "unsinkable" Titanic plummeted towards the Atlantic ocean floor, leaving 1500 people dead. Emma decides to take on the conflicting theories as to why the ship sank & find out what really happened - a decision that leads her to the edge of sanity. Did the Titanic sink after hitting an iceberg or was something more insidious at play?
But as competent as the performances are, this play goes nowhere dramatically. Instead, it swims around in exposition, with flimsy, cliched characters and little beyond theories being spoken out loud.
The main problem is that Hutchinson...never seems sure what kind of play he is trying to write. The result is an unwieldy combination of faux drama-doc, pulp fiction and a sprinkling of metaphysical speculation about truth versus fantasy.
Disappointingly, Eoin O’Callaghan’s production doesn’t really do the material justice...The intriguing first part falters badly in the second half of the evening, but the play does not deserve to sink without trace.
In reality, the plot feels very tenuous...Rather than being an active participant, you find yourself simply drifting through the experience and waiting patiently for the journey to reach its conclusion.