Cork Jackets and Drill at The Atkinson Southport November 27th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments Cork Jackets and Drill at The Atkinson Southport 19th December 7.30pm The Atkinson in Southport is the venue for a presentation of Corkjackets and Drill and tells the story through new original songs and narration, of the 1886 Southport Lifeboat Disaster – A disaster which claimed the lives of the crew of the St Anne’s lifeboat and almost all of the Southport lifeboat. The songs and script are by Southport based playwright, Len Pentin, whose playwriting work has been performed at Liverpool’s top theatres, BBC Radio Merseyside and the London fringe. The musical performance is skilfully steered through its folk roots by Chris and Siobhan Nelson, Clive Pownceby, Pete Rimmer and Len Pentin, together with narration by actor Colin Wayte Corkjackets and Drill tells how the dreadfully impoverished fishermen of the northern towns of Southport, Lytham and St Anne’s bravely gave battle one terrible storm-ridden December night in 1886, in an attempt to save the crew of the German Ship The Mexico, in distress off Southport sands. Tickets £10(£8 concessions) from The Atkinson Box Office 01704 533333 More details can be had from www.corkjackets.co.uk More information and photos contact Peter Rimmer 07973 623210 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!