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The Boat Factory is in London - Book Now!

09 August 2013

In the best tradition of great storytelling, two actors - Dan Gordon and Michael Condron - skilfully conjure up a host of colourful characters from the glory days of Belfast’s shipbuilding era to construct a poignant, funny and moving picture of a lost way of life, and of friendship, hardship, humour and heroism.

King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN


Following smash-hit seasons in New York, Edinburgh and Ireland, the critically-acclaimed play is currently showing at the King's Head Theatre in London.


The play will be at the King's Head Theatre from 23 July - 17 August and for further information / to book tickets visit


To read about Dan's recent experience of taking The Boat Factory to the Brits Off Broadway Festival in New York see 



"the epitome of great storytelling...enthralling....this barebones two-hander about the Harland & Wolff shipyard proves that all you need is two Irishmen, an empty stage, and a story to make for a night of great theater" – Theatermania NYC


"how refreshing in our digital age to encounter what “The Boat Factory” skillfully conjures: craftsmanship, pride and dedication in the service of heavy industry" - New York Times


"a heartwarming play" - New York Post


“Dan Gordon’s brilliant two-man play constructs a picture of boat-building, male friendship, hardship, humour and heroism as carefully as the men they portray built the Titanic” - Belfast Telegraph


“Pitch perfect performances...and imaginative staging” – The Stage


“a remarkable piece of theatre which pays tribute to the workforce which wove Harland and Wolff’s shipyard into the fabric of Belfast life” – Edinburgh Guide


“You would be made of stone if you did not respond to Gordon’s love letter to the Harland and Wolff shipyard, the yard that dominated the landscape, in every sense, of the Belfast in which he grew up” – The Times


Running time: 1 hour 20 no interval