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Thames Tunnel shaft to stage Brunel play

A new play about the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel will premiere this summer in London.

A new play about the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel will premiere this summer in London.

It will be staged within the Thames Tunnel shaft - the huge underground chamber above the railway in Rotherhithe.

The shaft was famously constructed by the father and son team of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and dubbed “the eighth wonder of the world” when it opened.

IK Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Play to be staged in shaft he built with brother

The play, also called “the Eighth Wonder of the World”, tells the story of the Brunels who on 10 November 1827 were preparing to host a party in the tunnel shaft to help restore their public reputation following some construction setbacks.

The play was written by Nick Harrison and is directed by Martin Parr.

It will run for 10 performances from 8-14 June 2015.

The £20 ticket price includes entry to the tunnel shaft, entry to the Brunel Museum before the performance and entry to the secret potager garden.

  • For further information or to book tickets click here

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