Trusting in the Waves
Monday 13 June 7.30pmAll Tickets £15
A Musical and Visual Experience that tells the little-known role that Weymouth in Dorset played in the founding of the United States of America.
“Trusting in the Waves” traces the journey of the little Ship that sailed out of Weymouth Harbour in march 1635, and what happened to the real-life characters who sailed with her.
Come along to The Pavilion Theatre on the 13th June for this unique experience, told through original music, images, video and narrative bringing to life this fascinating part of Weymouth’s history.
Our fascinating story begins in early 1635 when a party of Intrepid Pioneers gathered around Weymouth Harbour. The Party was led by the Reverend Joseph Hull, a controversial clergyman from Crewkerne, and comprised of just over one hundred men, women and children from across the South West of England who sailed off to found the Town of Weymouth in Massachusetts.
A large group came from the area around Batcombe in Somerset, a woollen area, and were mainly weavers and tailors. At Weymouth they were joined by Angell Hollard, a shoemaker by trade. Angell and his family play an important part in our tale and his daughter Elizabeth, born in Weymouth Massachusetts in 1638, gives us a surprising link back to Weymouth England and our Royal Patron King George the Third.
Our performance tonight is raising money for two worthwhile Charities. The Jubilee Sailing Trust who run a beautiful tall mast wooden sailing ship that provides opportunities for the disabled as well as under-privileged youngsters; giving them a chance to develop and learn new life skills. And the Tudor House Museum here in Weymouth, who will be providing volunteers dressed in Period Costumes to help set the scene for tonight’s Show.
The “From Old England to New England” project was conceived by John West Weymouth during the recent series of lockdowns that greatly affected so many in the Performing Arts Sector. This production could not have been staged without the generous support and sponsorship from our local business community.
Pre-show meals are available for this show.
Served in the Piano Bar from 5pm. Booking is highly recommended.
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