Mayflower 400: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to America

Mayflower 400: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to America – The Sarah Siddons Fan Club

We step back into history with this unique street theatre company’s production
which brings to life 17th century Southampton. Meet Essay Whittiffe builder of the
Speedwell, the colourful fishwives of St Michael’s Square, bid farewell to John
Alden as he leaves his Southampton home. Set against the original historic
backdrops of where these real life incidents took place – feel free to dress up in
period costume if you want to really immerse yourself in 1620s Southampton. Get
ready to enjoy the sites, sounds and smells of history.

Tickets are £8 and available from

The show runs for 90 minutes, and is performed outside (whatever the weather).  It is a
perambulation with scenes performed in the places where the action originally

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