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Star of the Sea

A Moonfish Theatre and An Taibhdhearc Co-Production

Presented by the Strollers Touring Network 

Sat 24th October, 8pm

It is the winter of 1847, and the Famine-ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land.  Among the passengers are maidservant Mary Duane, the ruined Lord Meredith, and Pius Mulvey, a ruthless murderer.  Their lives and fates are more connected than any of them know…

Told through Moonfish’s signature style of bi-lingual theatre, six performers use projection, physical movement, and live sound-effects to conjure up the worlds of the characters on a bare stage.  At once simple and wildly inventive, this powerful production moves beyond the confines of period drama to trace the echoes of the Irish Famine through to the present day.

A bilingual production, accessible to non-Irish speakers. Star of the Sea premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival 2014 where it enjoyed a sell-out run and rave reactions from audiences and reviewers alike.

This challenging and thought-provoking piece is aimed at audiences of age 15 and upwards. Post-show discussions can be arranged for group bookings and Moonfish Theatre is happy to help you develop a module suitable for your group. Modules can focus on the play or the best-selling novel by Irish author Joseph O'Connor, and/or the rich history at the heart of both.

Star of the Sea is a Moonfish Theatre and An Taibhdhearc Co-Production, presented by the Strollers Touring Network. Funded through an Arts Council Touring Grant, with support from Foras Na Gaeilge and Galway City Council.  Moonfish Theatre Company is a member of Ag Roinnt, a Branar Téatar theatre resource sharing initiative funded by the Arts Council.

Tickets €18/€16 (Group Rate €14)

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