The Museum of the Great Grimsby Dock Company invites you to their performance, ‘The Life & Times of the Workers who made our Port’ or do they....?! Lumpers going missing, unexplained ‘accidents’, we told you it was dangerous... didn’t we?!
As part of the The Festival of The Sea, Evie Henderson (writer & creator of sold out show ‘Grimm’) delivers a 30 minute spooky & immersive, theatrical experience.
Hailing from a fishing family herself, Evie grew up on stories of ocean born mishaps and tragedies. Using the Festival as an opportunity she now brings this tale to a new audience. Working with the uncanny features of tt88, the former Premier Foods site, the cold stores will radiate to the eeriness of The Port.
Bringing a multi layer performance to the dark chambers of the lower gallery, the event aims to capture a sense of the perils associated with many aspects of dock work. These dangerous environments once teemed with the press of bodies and hard labour. Each one had their own stories of pain and loss, but their efforts fed a nation. These performances reveal the sinister side to that industry.