Ghost River presents a brand new signature creation.

Ghost River Theatre, in association with Alberta Theatre Projects, presents a new signature work:

The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

by David van Belle and Eric Rose


February 24-March 14, 2015

at Alberta Theatre Projects' Martha Cohen Theatre, Calgary

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A visually stunning multimedia journey into deep waters.

In 1969, British amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst seemed poised to win a solo, round-the-world sailing race. Suddenly, he went radio silent. Weeks later Crowhurst’s boat was found, hundreds of miles off course and with no sign of its captain. Only his logbooks remained to tell the tale of one man’s desire to win at any cost. From the award-winning company that created The Highest Step in the World comes this dazzling and imaginative new play about the art of deception.

How far would you go to win?

Ghost River Theatre is creating this bold new show using a devised theatre methodology.  This time we're exploring live video projection as a means of storytelling.


Our team:

David van Belle and Eric Rose, playwrights

Eric Rose, directorCrowhurst workshop 1

Vicki Stroich, dramaturg

Braden Griffiths as Donald Crowhurst

Vanessa Sabourin as Clare Crowhurst

David van Belle as Rodney Hallworth

Geoffrey Ewert as Documentarian #1

Matthew McKinney as Documentarian #2

Patrick du Wors, set and costume design

Kerem Cetinel, lighting design

Matthew Waddell, sound design and video technologist

Wladimir A. Woyno, video design

Jennifer Swan, stage management

Mandy Clarke Dale, Managing Director, Ghost River Theatre


The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst is being presented by Alberta Theatre Projects as part of their 2014-2015 season.

News Bites

  • Ghost River Theatre just added a new member to its ranks--Atticus Harold Rose, born August 28 at 9:40pm.  A healthy lad at 9 pounds.  Congratulations to Ghost River Co-AD Eric Rose and his growing family!
  • The West Village Theatre is going strong!  Our new home, shared with Calgary Young People's Theatre and the Green Fools, is the perfect laboratory space for Ghost River's new creations.  We are currently establishing rental policies and figuring out how three companies can best share this valuable new space.
  • We're very pleased to welcome Mandy Clarke Dale as our new Managing Director!  Mandy will be taking over from Ann Connors.  Ann will maintain her relationship with the company, serving as our Producer.  Mandy is no stranger to the company--she's served as our Company Manager for the past year.  Welcome Mandy!  Thanks Ann!
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May 4-23, 2015 in Calgary, AB

Application deadline:  April 1, 2015.  More information here.


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