From the St James: 41N 50W is the last known position of the Titanic before she sank at 2.20am on 15th April 1912 during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. This disaster and the loss of lives on this seemingly invincible vessel shocked those on both sides of the Atlantic and 100 years later still continues to hold a beguiling fascination for young and old alike.
41N 50W is a unique new play adapted from over 1,100 pages of the original 1912 Senate Hearings that began in New York’s Waldorf Astoria before moving to the Senate Building in Washington only four days after the disaster and one day after the stunned survivors arrived in the city on their rescue ship the Carpathia. Through the testimonies of the participants the world found out for the first time what had happened on that fateful night.
The play is performed in a “reading” format with a cast of 5 talented actors playing multiple survivors , closely connected witnesses and Senator Alden Smith who questions them. The imagery is created by the powerful script aided by projections of original photographs and materials, the sound effects and lighting.
The St. James Theatre, which is just opening is the first newly built theatre complex in central London for 30 years. It features a 312 seat theatre and a 100 seat studio theatre and a brasserie and lobby bar offering delicious food, fine wines and cocktails