Saturday December 4th  @ 8pm. Tickets €16/€14 Box Office: 047 39777

 

THE STAR OF CHESTER’S LANE by Quintessence Theatre (in association with An Táin Arts Centre)

This is a man’s world: always has been. Or has it…? 1854: Mr McGrath has fallen to his death working on the building of the Boyne Viaduct, leaving his wife, Catherine, alone to fend for herself.  What’s a poor woman to do…? …Put on his clothes, of course, and take up his place in the world! Kate McGrath was a navvy by name and navvy by nature: Navvy, hawker, drunkard, comedienne, trailblazer, and tale-teller. An Irish woman well beyond her time, she loved, and laughed, and lived a fascinating and colourful existence, packing several lifetimes of adventures into her 60 years.

*Suitable 12+ due to strong language

“Brilliant…a madcap, Marx Bros meets Monty Python comic treatment that managed nonetheless to make a serious point … a daring comic approach to a quite serious subject matter … totally carried it off” Declan Gorman, Anaverna Productions