A One Woman Musical

Step aboard and back in time with Iron Mountain Theatre's production of White Star Lady: The Story of Violet Jessop.

Jane Gaudet

Step aboard and back in time with Iron Mountain Theatre’s production of White Star Lady: The Story of Violet Jessop.

White Star Lady is a one-woman musical about the life and adventures of Ms. Violet Jessop. A stewardess aboard ocean liners for 42 years, her experiences at sea are unequalled by anyone in her position. The majority of her years were spent working for the White Star Line, and she was aboard all three of the ill-fated sister ships: RMS Olympic, RMS Titanic, and HMHS Britannic. Making her truly the ‘unsinkable Violet Jessop.’

The personal stories of these incidents, as well as a thoroughly researched account of the life and character of Violet Jessop, are all documented in this unique and engaging musical production. Set to the beautiful score composed by Nadine Tremblay,  performer Jane Gaudet brings to life 11 different characters in this marathon of  seemless transitions from scene  to song. Meet characters like  the enthusiastic 12 year William Brown, just a young cabin boy working aboard ships, or Ms. Priss, one of Violet’s first class passengers and her exactitude of  demands.

2012 will mark the sinking of Titanic, join us for this glimpse of what life was like for both women and crew to be working aboard shipping liners at the turn of the century. White Star Lady was born out of performer Jane Gaudet’s portrayal of Violet Jessop the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Titanic Artifact Exhibit.

Jane Gaudet has worked in professional musical theatre for the last eight years. An honours graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA), she co-founded her own production company Gotta Getta Gimmick in Victoria. After touring North America for three years with The Story Theatre company, Jane worked for The Belfry Theatre, Kaleidoscope Theatre, and The Okanagan Stage. It was through her work at The Royal British Columbia Museum’s Titanic Artifact Exhibit that she discovered and fell in love with Violet Jessop’s amazing story. After portraying the character at the exhibit,  Jane began work on the script and states the the entire process of producing her own show has been quite literally “a dream come true”. She hopes that others will be as inspired by this miraculous woman’s life.

White Star Lady will be performed at 8 p.m. on April 12 at The Arts Station.

Tickets: Arts Station Members- Adult $12 Youth $10; Non-members- Adult $15 Youth $12

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