Organisers of a theatrical performance commemorating the Penlee disaster has announced revised release dates after members tested positive for Covid.

'Into The Night' was due to be performed and streamed live on Saturday 18 December 2021.

Sadly, despite all precautions being taken, members of the company tested positive for COVID-19.

The production which was streamed on Saturday 18 December was filmed live at a dress rehearsal on Friday 17 December.

Unfortunately also due to sickness, Original Theatre Company has had to push back the release date of the edited recording, which was originally due to go live on 6 January.

Into The Night has been adapted by playwright and screen writer Frazer Flintham from Penlee RNLI volunteer and author Michael Sagar-Fenton’s book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat.

The production is presented by Original Theatre Company (the team behind Birdsong Online and Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon) in association with Martyn Hayes.

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It is designed by Michael Pavelka, with camera direction by North South Culture, sound by Dominic Bilkey and music by James Findlay.

It is directed by Original Theatre Company’s Alastair Whatley.

Alastair Whatley said: "The story of the Penlee Lifeboat is one of the most humbling, awe inspiring stories of ordinary people being thrust into unimaginable conditions and risking everything to save others.

"We thank our audiences for their support and patience and can't wait to finally be able to share the hard work of our team in telling this important story that touches all who hear it."

Frazer Flintham previously said: "It can be easy to forget that crew members on lifeboats in the UK are all volunteers.

"Electricians, teachers, builders – all willing to drop everything to go out into all weathers, and rescue people they’ve likely never met.

"I was drawn to this story for its humbling and very human reminder of what bravery can really mean."