Mettle

Tuesday 8 October 2024 19:45

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FREE admission

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Event Information

Duration: 1 hours 35 minutes

“METTLE” written and performed by Nicholas Collett
Directed by Gavin Robertson
November 1942 – North Atlantic
HMS Vanessa is detached from Convoy HX213 to join Convoy SC107.
The convoy is attached by a wolfpack of U-boats – over 4 days they sink 15 ships.
It is the heaviest loss of vessels from any trans-Atlantic convoy through the winter of 1942-43.
Gordon Collett is 19, from Sheffield – the city of steel. Determined to join the fight against the advancing forces of fascism, he volunteers for the Royal Navy in February 1940. He serves on HMS Vanessa and in November 1942 they are sent to escort Convoy SC107…
I know this because I am his son – and I’m going to tell you his story.

An odyssey that takes us from Liverpool to the USA, via Freetown and home again, both moving and funny – a tribute to the courage of those who braved the perils of the sea.
Physical theatre and storytelling from the award-winning creators of “Spitfire Solo” “Nelson – The Sailors’ Story” and “Your Bard”
In association with the Daparian Foundation – committed to those on trauma journeys, supporting veterans and blue lights personnel.