ARTS & HERITAGE CREATIVE

LUSITANIA: WAR AT THE MOUTH OF THE MERSEY

Producer / Director

in 2014, Theatre in the Rough commissioned two series of original audio plays charting Liverpool's relationship with the Lusitania. Created in association with Merseyside Maritime Museum.

This project explores the idea that, during the Great War, Liverpool's frontline was not on the Western Front, but at the mouth of the Mersey. From her officers and crewmen to their mothers and sons, few were left untouched by the Lusitania's sinking in this most pelagic of cities, where the music of the river was scored into every home.

The first series of plays toured the North West in a bespoke audio installation, The Soundhouse, throughout 2014/15. The second series of plays were created to accompany Merseyside Maritime Museum's major new exhibition, Lusitania: life, loss, legacy, and reanimate some of its artefacts.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


theatreintherough.com/lusitania
theatreintherough.com/lucy

Project Info

Dates:
2014 — 2015

Produced by:
Theatre in the Rough Festival

Directed by:
Chris Fittock

Original Music and Sound Design by:
Christopher Johns

Project Website:
theatreintherough.com/lusitania
theatreintherough.com/lucy