25 January, 2024 | 8:00 pm - 27 January, 2024 | 8:00 pm
Tickets €20 / €18 (plus €1.50 booking fee per ticket)
An Táin Arts Centre and Quintessence Theatre proudly present: Belfast Girls By Jaki McCarrick
“We have this one an’ only chance. An ‘in all the kingdom of Ireland aren’t we – us women – aren’t we damned lucky to be getting out of it?”
Escaping the Famine in 1850 five fierce young women board the Inchinnan in Belfast in hope of a new, better life in Australia. But confined in close quarters in the belly of the ship on a tumultuous sea journey as they sail away from their homeland secrets are revealed, enemies made, and it becomes clear that no matter where they go, there is no escaping the dark pasts they carry with them…
In the Irish premiere of this new drama by award-winning Dundalk playwright Jaki McCarrick, An Táin Arts Centre and Quintessence Theatre bring their unique physical ensemble style to McCarrick’s gripping story, exploring urgent, current questions around classism, patriarchy, and the ripple effects of colonialism through a powerful historical play based on true stories.
Part of An Táin Arts Centre’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations.