Play: The Eighth Wonder of the World in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

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When: 8 – 14 June 7.30pm, 3pm matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF

Tickets: £20 in advance plus £1 booking fee

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What: A new play by Nick Harrison about the most important night in the lives of Marc and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Marc; health ailing and bankrupt has bored his way halfway under the Thames in a massive feat of innovative engineering. But he’s run out of money. His reputation and livelihood is at stake if the venture fails…

Isambard; young, brilliant and keen to prove himself may just have the business acumen and drive needed to solve the dilemma. But can Marc find it in himself to let him…?

Performed IN THE ACTUAL TUNNEL SHAFT that the two men built together, this thrillingly epic yet intimate piece will have a resonance all of its own.

You are invited to descend into the extraordinary, secret chamber deep beneath the Thames and see first hand this astounding feat of engineering whilst witnessing what it REALLY cost these two men to create it.

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