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Harbouring Secrets: Rogues, rats and wraiths - roving theatre on Victoria Quay

Next month, for the first time, Fremantle Ports will present live, roving theatre on Victoria Quay, dramatising the historical icons of the port in three powerful nights of theatre on Fremantle’s own West End stage.

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  • Published 11 Oct 2021

Next month, for the first time, Fremantle Ports will present live, roving theatre on Victoria Quay, dramatising the historical icons of the port in three powerful nights of theatre on Fremantle’s own West End stage.

Harbouring Secrets: Rogues, Rats and Wraiths stars Paul Rowe, place activator and atmosphere coordinator at Perth Theatre Trust, and well-known director, writer, and performer Ross Vegas, accompanied by drama students from John Curtin College of the Arts.

Neil Stanbury, Manager Corporate and Community Relations, said traditional theatre had been cast aside for this roving drama, where the working port will be the stage.

'The audience will travel on foot and in time, following the stories of a US Submarine Commander, enigmatic bohemian artist Kathleen O’Connor, a fire on the Panamanian, the lumpers’ riot and more. The mobile performance will bring historical characters to life as the audience is moved along Victoria Quay.

'The performance has been written for the enjoyment of the whole family and is engaging, tragic, romantic and whimsical, as the characters of Victoria Quay and their stories are brought to life with costume, drama and song.'

Harbouring Secrets: Rogues, Rats and Wraiths tickets are available at Eventbrite with all proceeds going to the Flying Angel Club. Visiting international seafarers are no longer permitted shore leave due to WA’s COVID restrictions but are generously supported through the work of the Flying Angel Mission to Seafarers.

Harbouring Secrets: Rogues, Rats and Wraiths is inspired by Fremantle Ports’ very successful Port Walk program and marks the beginning of the Quay to Summer calendar of events on Fremantle’s historic Victoria Quay.

'Fremantle Ports is proud to support this locally-developed project as part of our Community Engagement Program. We are incredibly fortunate to have performers of this calibre in Fremantle and are pleased to support the Fremantle arts community and the development of young performers from John Curtin College of the Arts through this initiative,' Mr Stanbury said.

Dates: Thursday 4 November, Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November
Times: 2 shows per night, starting at 6.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets: $10, buy here. (Tickets are strictly limited.)

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