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Musical Direction by Mary Erskine



5th-6th, Minack Theatre, Cornwall - BOOK HERE

7th-8th Penlee Park, Cornwall - BOOK (7th) BOOK (8th)

10th-11th Barbican Plymouth - BOOK HERE

13th-14th Exeter Northcott - BOOK HERE

19th Lighthouse Poole - BOOK HERE

​21st New Theatre Royal Portsmouth - BOOK HERE

26th Marina Theatre, Lowestoft - BOOK HERE

28th-29th The Stade, Hastings

1st-6th October, London venue​ - announcing soon

You can also catch work-in-progress performances at The Stade in Hastings on

June 28th & 29th - BOOK HERE


Witnesses to a tragedy in 1886, Charles and Marion Macara unite to support a town in grief, inspiring a nationwide movement. Current day navigator, Shannon, grapples with her place amongst her family's long legacy of life-saving; when disaster looms, she and her coxswain father Eddie must race against time to save a life. In two hundred years, the same question remains - how far will you go to save a stranger?

Premiering to coincide with the RNLI's bicentenary, WITH COURAGE by Jon Hare is a feel-good folk musical celebrating the history and sacrifice of our coastal communities. Presented by PlayWell Productions.


WITH COURAGE is commissioned by PlayWell Productions with development supported by Arts Council England, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, Lighthouse Poole, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Mercury Theatre, and Spun Glass Theatre. The show is premiering to coincide with the RNLI's bicentenary.

Read more about the show's support from the RNLI here.


Listen to Jon Hare and Steph Weller chat about the show in this episode of The Other Palace's Making A Musical podcast.

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