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Group acts out Titanic tragedy

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, students from Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence (from left) Peta Beattie, Jade Dempsey, Adam Kronk and Katherine Ernst will attend a movie screening in period dress.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, students from Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence (from left) Peta Beattie, Jade Dempsey, Adam Kronk and Katherine Ernst will attend a movie screening in period dress. Brett Wortman

THIS WEEKEND marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's encounter with an iceberg in the North Atlantic.

To mark the anniversary, the students from Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence will attend a screening of the 3D film Titanic at Sunshine Plaza dressed in traditional 1912 attire.

The master class actors, who last year won the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival with a dramatisation about the Romanov family, will next month present a new play based on the true stories of the people on the Titanic.

The play, entitled 1912, was written by Peta Beattie and will feature around 30 of the students from BYTE.

Katherine Ernst will play Mary Marvin Warner, a newlywed whose husband Daniel (from the Warner Brother family) went down with the ship.

It was recently discovered that Daniel Warner shot rare footage aboard the Titanic, which will soon be released.

The 16-year-old Buderim girl said she loved playing real people.

"You have to do a lot of research into the character and their personal history," she said.

"It is also important to research the era, the hairstyles and how they wore their make-up."

Don't miss 1912 at the Buderim Memorial Hall on May 27 and June 1. For more information visit bytesyouththeatre.com.

Topics:  peta beattie, titanic


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