Festival Of Sails

Get on board ‘The Seven Seas’ – an epic stage adventure

A new musical theatre project about the life of a solo circumnavigator is set for its first public reading.


One show only.

This will take place on Friday, 27 January 2023, at the Potato Shed Theatre, Drysdale. 


The Seven Seas is written by Ian Campbell, with music by Danny Krivan and presented by Theatre 3triple2.


The full-length play is set during 2020 – 2022 as seventy-year-old Emberly Donahue sails across the seven oceans of the world. Later as an eighty-four-year-old, she recounts the story and lessons of her journey in a Edu talk. Through both the journey and the talk she revisits various impactful experiences of her life in sailing.


This show is cinematic in style with frequent time shifting.


The preview reading will be an opportunity to hear the play for the first time.

For bookings and more information, contact The Potato Shed HERE or 
phone (03) 5251 1998. 

Wadawurrung Country, 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale, 3222. 


Author, Ian Campbell, said:
“The play was written in the isolation of the pandemic and celebrates to the potential of the human spirit.”

“Emberly’s life-changing journey unfolds before you as she recollects the surprising discoveries of her isolated voyage.”

“In a staged first reading of this brand-new play, you will meet Emberly Donahue who, as a 70-year-old, has completed a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe. A woman of utmost spirit courage and tenacity responding to a deep personal longing.”

“The play features all original songs in an expansive new musical score.”

“This is a soulful journey of transformation – an unexpected friendship made in the most remote parts of the world.”

Composer Danny Krivan said:
“I found the lyrics inspiring and was drawn to the simple but evocative imagery created by the text.”

“I’ve used a variety of musical influences in this work, combining multi layered instrumentation and voice.”

“Perhaps the strongest influence is a Celtic ethereal lilt, but there are also jazz and gospel influences”.