Appledore Maritime Players

The Last Voyage of HMS Petunia - 2003


 

The Island of Aruba somewhere off the coast of Panama is the haven for several leggy Sixth Formers sent there by a Special School for Girls for extra study before their exams.... but study is the last thing on their minds! A luxury hotel well suited to the rich and famous...
All is fine until a coup on the island threatens the English residents - they must all be evacuated .. Fortunately an old WWII Minesweeper manned by a motley crew is nearby to rescue them... the doddering old Captain, a drunken doctor and a philandering Number One.... Love blossoms between a dashing secret agent and the girls' French teacher ....

Contraband and a dreaded lurgy enter the plot .... The voyage back to Instow and Appledore and a thrilling finalé .....


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