A boisterous cabaret adventure set on a North Sea oil rig, featuring original music invoking traditional sea shanties, siren songs and seventies power rock love ballads!
It’s 1975, the world threatens to slow in the grips of an energy crisis. Four men clamber into a helicopter and head out into the fury of the North Sea, each seeking riches from the deep. A woman stands at a cliff, grasping a lock of her lover’s hair and wails at the sun as it slips beneath the ocean. Here are the songs that remember these hitherto unsung heroes, the violence and tenderness they shared, the calamity that befell them, and the oil rig they called home.
Performed by: Cameron Goodall, Quincy Grant, Harley Gray, David Heinrich & Emma Luker
Story by: Cameron Goodall, Quincy Grant & Andy Packer
Music by: Cameron Goodall & Quincy Grant
(The Drinking Song by: Emma Luker)
Lyrics by: Cameron Goodall & Quincy Grant
(additional lyrics by: Andy Packer)
Spoken Text by: Cameron Goodall & Andy Packer
(“Be Always Drunken” from Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night)
Initial Concept & Director: Andy Packer
Designer: Ailsa Paterson
Illustrator: Andy Ellis
Production / Stage Manager/Operator: Nicholas Filsell