TITANIC: SCENES FROM THE BRITISH WRECK COMMISSIONERS INQUIRY 1912
OWEN MCCAFFERTY

METROPOLITAN ARTS CENTRE, BELFAST
27 APRIL- 28 MAY 2012

PRODUCTION 

Directed by Charlotte Westenra
Designed by Richard Kent   
Lighting designed by Conleth White
Sound by James Kennedy
Production photography by Neil Harrisson

Produced by Pat Talbot

 

CAST

John Hart- Jack Beale
Mr Thomas Scanlan MP- Caolan Byrne   
Solicitor General, Sir J Simons - Ben Caplan
 Reginald Lee- Tim Chipping
Attorney General, Sir Rufus Issacs- Michael Hadley
Shackleton- James Hillier
George Symons- Thomas Howes
Lady Duff Gordon- Andrea Irvine

 

Clerk of the Court- Ian McElhinney
Commissioner, Lord Mersey- Paul Moriarty     
J Bruce Ismay- Patrick O’Kane
 Charles Joughin- Kevin Trainor
 Charles Lightoller- James Tucker
Sir Cosmo Duff- Jay Villiers
WD Harbinson- Rufus Wright

 

REVIEWS 

“Westenra, who brings her experience of stagings of the Saville and Hutton inquiries for London's Tricycle theatre to bear, directs the cast with superb attention to nuance.”
Helen Meany, Guardian

“Unlike other retellings, it does not seek to raise the wreck, but to raise doubts and fierce moral questions.”
Peter Crawley, The Irish Times

"An excellent cast, direction and production and McCafferty has given a serious, painstaking snapshot of reality that demands concentration."
Anne Hailes, Irish News

"Huge credit to the director Charlotte Westenra... She absolutely knows what she's doing. She has a very sure touch. [Verbatim theatre] can go horribly wrong, but it went beautifully right."
Arts Extra, BBC