THE ARETHUSA

This is an extract from a one act play called ‘The Arethusa’.

The play is based on real events of August 1912 when a training ship, the ‘Arethusa’, capsized off Leysdown and nine scouts, boys from the London area of Walworth, lost their lives. Details from contemporary accounts are included. The disaster received significant press coverage and gained national attention.

In the play, […]

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