"Dan Gordon's brilliant two-man play....they constructed a picture of boat-building, male friendship, hardship, humour and heroism as carefully as the men they portrayed built the Titanic"
The Boat Factory is a new play by award-winning actor, writer and director Dan Gordon, and based on his family experiences of growing up around, and working in, the Belfast shipyard.
Performed by Dan and Michael Condron, it explores our shipbuilding heritage in a poignant and human tale of comradeship, pride, loyalty, kindness, beauty, skill, craftsmanship, nobility and above all heart.
DAMIAN SMYTH, ARTS COUNCIL NI AND POET
Whatever it is that strikes you about ‘Belfast’ when you hear the name, one thing is sure to be true no matter how potent the image. It won’t be accurate. It won’t even be close.
Brusque, brutish and violent; or shoddy, second-hand, worthy but dull; or monotonous, relentless, bleak, with the odd flicker of wit and the perpetual hearkening to escape? The Titanic? The shipyard? The Troubles?
No. We give you The Boat Factory – moving, funny, touching, risky, rude and handsome.