Drogheda Independent - - NEWS SPECIAL -

MOONFISH The­atre’s crit­i­cally-ac­claimed, sell-out suc­cess ‘Star of the Sea’ is tour­ing Ire­land and the US this au­tumn, with a per­for­mance at Droichead Arts Cen­tre on Thurs­day 16th Novem­ber.

Based on Joseph O’Con­nor’s epic best-sell­ing novel, this story of love, mur­der, re­venge and for­give­ness in the time of the Famine is back by pop­u­lar de­mand. An un­miss­able piece of Ir­ish the­atre, Star of the Sea was a sell-out hit of the Gal­way In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2014, which was fol­lowed by a packed tour across Ire­land in 2015.

Star of the Sea tells the story of a famine ship sail­ing from Cobh to the promised land of New York in the win­ter of 1847. On board are pas­sen­gers with se­crets to hide - a si­lent maid­ser­vant, a ru­ined lord, and a mur­derer on the run - char­ac­ters whose lives and fates are far more in­ter­twined than they re­alise.

Mov­ing be­tween the wild land­scape of Con­nemara, grimy Lon­don streets, and the claus­tro­pho­bic con­fines of the famine ship, this sweep­ing pro­duc­tion from the award-win­ning Moonfish The­atre charts the lives of the three char­ac­ters, from the child­hoods that shaped them to their fi­nal, fate­ful jour­ney.

Tick­ets: €16/14 W:| T: 041 983 3946

Star of the Sea comes to Drogheda.

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