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Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted

Royal Museums GreenwichAgainst Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted developed by Punchdrunk Enrichment in association with the National Maritime Museum 28th March to August 2015.

Against Captain’s Orders invites audiences to cast off into an exciting world of maritime history, derring-do and adventure. In an exclusive first for the museum industry, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is collaborating with Punchdrunk Enrichment to create an exhibit for six to twelve year olds and their families. With so much history secured in one museum: so many objects, so many stories, so many doorways to other times and other worlds, Against Captain’s Orders, takes audience members on the adventure of a lifetime through the National Maritime Museum’s extraordinary collection of maritime artefacts.

Exciting, enlightening, and, who knows, perhaps just a tiny bit dangerous, Against Captain’s Orders promises a theatrical journey through the museum, the like of which has never been seen before. Visitors will become members of a real life crew and will be called on to work together to navigate their way through this highly adventurous exhibition. The production is the first the Museum has created specifically for six to twelve year olds and working with Punchdrunk Enrichment will ensure that anyone brave enough to get on board will scarcely believe what will happen next.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on 24th September, 2014.

Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Dates: 28 March – August 2015
Show times: TBC
Visitor Enquiries: 020 8858 4422 / www.rmg.co.uk/againstcaptainsorders
Admission: £19.75
Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted is written by Simon Davies, directed by Peter Higgin and designed by Livi Vaughan. Performances will be open to schools and family audiences.
Adults attending must be accompanying a child between six to twelve years.

The National Maritime Museum holds the world’s largest maritime collection, housed in historic buildings forming part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The National Maritime Museum is part of Royal Museums Greenwich which also incorporates the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the 17th-century Queen’s House and Cutty Sark. Royal Museums Greenwich works to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. This unique collection of attractions welcomes over 2 million British and international visitors a year and is also a major centre of education and research. For more information visit www.rmg.co.uk.


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