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This Wounded Island Play

1 May 2019 - 2 May 2019

This Wounded Island Play

By Anything Other Theatre Company as part of the Paint the Town Festival Programme

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is pleased to announce the launch and opening night of a brand-new touring play about the closure of the Royal Chatham Dockyard.

Anything Other Theatre Company presents This Wounded Island. Written by Kent playwright Natalie Mitchell, writer for Eastenders and Ackley Bridge.

A love story, and a love letter to Chatham. A brand new play about identity, place and belonging, inspired by stories from the Kent community.

One town, one couple, forty years.

Bob and Rose meet as excited teenagers in the 70s. From their first date, its clear that this is the start of something special. But unknown to them, the course of their relationship is intrinsically tied to the fortunes of the Chatham Dockyard, and when its suddenly closed, their lives are irrevocably changed. Recovering from their losses isnt going to be easy.

This Wounded Island is touring to arts and community venues in Medway, North Kent & London in Spring 2019.

Download the flyer here

Where: Mess Deck

When: 1st and 2nd May

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Parking: Main visitor car park

Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets to the play. Annual ticket holders are entitled to the concession rate.

Fancy dinner and a show?

For 2 nights only the Mess Deck will be offering a main meal, dessert and tea or coffee for £14.75.

Dinner will be served from 18:00 and you can choose from our famous Traditional Fish & Chips (gluten free poached Cod option available), Kent Farmhouse Sausage & Mash (Vegetarian option available) or Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Tart & Salad (Gluten free option available). This delicious meal will be followed by Strawberry Cheesecake and your choice of tea or coffee.

To book please email Sammy ( with your meal options and showing you are booked to see.

What's On

What's on

Visitor Notice

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