Star of the Sea at The Linenhall

Moonfish Theatre and An Taibhdhearc present a magical theatrical experience with an adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s Star of the Sea at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, October 1 at 8pm. 

In the winter of 1847 the famine ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land. Among the passengers are a maidservant, a ruined lord, and a ruthless murderer. Moving between the wild landscape of Connemara, grimy London streets, and the claustrophobic confines of the famine ship, this sweeping production charts the lives of the three characters, from the childhoods that shaped them to their final, fateful journey. Told through Moonfish’s signature style of bi-lingual theatre, the journey comes to life as six performers use projection, physicality, live sound effects and music to conjure the worlds of the characters on a bare stage. Based on the best-selling novel by Joseph O’Connor, and a sell-out hit at the Galway International Arts Festival 2014, this new piece of Irish theatre is truly unmissable. (Star of the Sea is accessible to non-Irish speakers. ) Booking advised by calling (094 ) 9023733 and online booking at



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