1 x Live Streamed Performance, On Demand
Run Time
Approx. 80 minutes
Written by
Frazer Flintham based on the book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat by Michael Sagar-Fenton
Alastair Whatley
Creative Team

Design - Michael Pavelka
Lighting Designer - Jason Taylor
Sound - Dominic Bilkey
Music - James Findlay 
Movement - Simon Pittman
Projection - Ryan Gilmartin

Hubert Burton, Tom Chambers, Robert Duncan, James Findlay, Madeleine Knight, Robert Mountford, Susan Penhaligon, Hazel Simmons, Tim Treloar
Camera Direction & Production
North South

Lighting Camera - Paolo Bischi
Easyrig Operator - Paolo Bischi, Andrei Lionachescu
ZeeGee Operator - Benjamin Eeley 
1st AC - Henry Owen
Streaming Engineer - Chris Hearn 
Vision Mixer - Sam Tipton

Kit Hire

The story of the Penlee Lifeboat. 

Marking 40 years since the RNLI Penlee lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’, was launched in hurricane conditions to go to the aid of the coaster ‘Union Star’ which was being swept towards the southern coast of Cornwall, Into the Night is a unique theatrical experience conceived and produced for screen.

Produced for screen the creative approach was to keep swift and dynamic. Three wearable camera devices were used, alongside a complex system of choreographed operator movements to ensure continuous coverage and keep the urgency in the storytelling. Shots were crafted to enhance the changing geographical relationship between locations as events unfolded and proxemics changed.

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Image credit: Helen Maybanks

Image credit: Helen Maybanks

Image credit: Helen Maybanks

“Combining clever camerawork, projected visuals, live music and heartfelt performances, this feels like an entirely new dramatic genre” ★★★★