First look images have been released of the cast of Original Theatre Company’s Into The Night which will be broadcast live on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 5.30pm. The filmed performance will then be available on demand from 6 – 30 January 2022.
On Saturday 19 December 1981, the Penlee lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’, was launched in hurricane conditions to go to the aid of the coaster ‘Union Star’ that had engine failure and was being swept towards the southern coast of Cornwall. It was an attempted rescue which ranks not only with the greatest in the history of the RNLI, but with any human achievement.
Marking 40 years since the event, Into The Night is a unique theatrical performance which will be broadcast live on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 5.30pm. The filmed performance will then be available on demand from 6 – 30 January 2022.
Into The Night has been adapted by playwright and screen writer Frazer Flintham from Penlee RNLI volunteer and author Michael Sagar-Fenton’s book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat. It is directed by Original Theatre Company’s Alastair Whatley.
The cast will be Hubert Burton, Tom Chambers, Cornish actor Robert Duncan, Madeleine Knight, Robert Mountford, Cornish actresses Susan Penhaligon and Hazel Simmons, and Tim Treloar.
The production is presented by Original Theatre Company (the team behind Birdsong Online and Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon) in association with Martyn Hayes. It is designed by Michael Pavelka, with camera direction by North South Culture, sound by Dominic Bilkey and music by James Findlay.
Into The Night will be an unforgettable performance remembering the courage, dedication and heroism of the Penlee lifeboat crew.
To book for the live streamed production on 18 December, visit: https://originaltheatreonline.com/productions/32/into-the-night-live-streaming-saturday-18-december-530pm-gmt.
To book to watch the production on demand between 6 – 30 January, visit: https://originaltheatreonline.com/productions/33/into-the-night-on-demand