The Ship, also known as the Mummer's Ship, is a mummers' playhouse in Braavos.
The Ship sits across the street from the Happy Port, moored to a quay for the last twenty years. A mummer from the Ship may perform weddings for the Sailor's Wife at the Happy Port when a priest or septon is not available. According to Merry, the mummers make better priests than the real thing.
Girls from other mummers' troupes who trade sex to troupe leaders for favors may end up at the Ship, where any patron can buy their services.
Known members of the company
A Feast for Crows
The mummers of the Ship intend to put on a performance of Seven Drunken Oarsmen as an answer to the Blue Lantern's performance of The Lord of the Woeful Countenance.
Arya Stark, disguised as the street urchin and fish peddler Cat of the Canals, makes friends with the mummers of the Ship. The mummers show Cat how a hero stands, and they teach her the speeches from The Song of the Rhoyne, The Conqueror's Two Wives, and The Merchant's Lusty Lady. Quill, the man who writes bawdy farces for the Ship, offers to teach Cat how a woman kisses, but Tagganaro hits him with a codfish and puts an end to that.
Joss the Gloom tells Cat that Quence found Allaquo in bed with Sloey. The two men fought with mummer swords and both left the Ship, leaving the performance of Seven Drunken Oarsmen without two oarsmen.
A Dance with Dragons
After becoming the blind beggar Beth, Arya avoids the Ship and other places where Cat had been well-known.
Girls who start down that road wind up on the Ship, where every man in the pit knows he can have any pretty thing he might see up on the stage, if his purse is plump enough.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Winds of Winter, Mercy
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 26, Samwell III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 45, The Blind Girl.