Raising the Titanic at the Webster

Arbroath Musical Society members take a break from rehearsals as they prepare to perform Titanic The Musical at the Webster Memorial Theatre next month.
Arbroath Musical Society members take a break from rehearsals as they prepare to perform Titanic The Musical at the Webster Memorial Theatre next month.

ARBROATH Musical Society is marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with their production of Titanic the Musical next month.

It runs from Tuesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 11.

The Society performed the Scottish premiere of Titanic in 2005 to rave reviews and was keen to revisit the musical 100 years on from the liner’s fateful maiden voyage.

Unlike the film, which focused on a love story, the musical is very factual with the action taking place in real time.

It runs for two hours and 45 minutes - about the same time that the passenger liner actually took to sink after it struck an iceberg.

Scottish actor Ewan Stewart, who plays First Officer Murdoch in the film, has recorded the voice-overs for the Society - which he did for the Society the first time in 2005.

This Tony award-winning musical is based on the true story of the great ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to the tragic sinking in the Atlantic.

The story follows passengers and crew members who actually existed, and were aboard the Titanic back in 1912.

Everyone knows how this will end! This is a thoroughly moving musical from start to finish with fantastic orchestration/musical numbers, giving you the feel of grandeur and sadness, where you will likely be laughing and crying!

Tickets - £10 for the Tuesday and £12 for Wednesday to Saturday - are available from the box office on 01241 435 800 or contact info@webstertheatre.co.uk