• 2nd Dec
  • 20:00
  • €18/€16 conc
  • Droichead Arts Centre

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Thursday 2nd December

From the 2 October, in line with government guidelines, we are slowly easing restrictions and increasing our capacity in a safe and considered way. To do this we will still operate in pods of 1's, 2's, 3's & 4's, keeping at least two seats around your pod free. Seating for the moment will be unallocated, and we will notify you of your seats in advance. In order to keep everyone safe we will require you to wear a mask at all times and we will also require proof of vaccine/recovery and ID. Please read our Covid guidelines before you arrive. Thank you for your cooperation with us at this time, and welcome back.

The Star of Chester's Lane by Quintessence Theatre (in association with An Táin Arts Centre, originally commissioned by Drogheda Arts Festival)

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!

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 as one of Drogheda’s most infamous residents.

Quintessence Theatre use their dazzling physical ensemble theatre techniques to reimagine bustling 19th century Ireland and the remarkable true story of one of the country’s forgotten street characters, Kate the Navvy: the Molly Malone of Louth.

The Drogheda Arts Festival 2018 Commission winner, The Star of Chester’s Lane is an original comedy that breathes bawdy new life into Irish history and uproariously celebrates the great tradition of the storyteller.

“Bawdy, irreverent, tragic, energetic … a local story that could be told anywhere … I can see Kate the Navvy will be our Molly Malone" Alison Comyn, Drogheda Independent (& Sky News)

Droichead Presents Drama: Five unique, critically acclaimed shows that will engage and entertain audiences, and also for the first time, Droichead Presents new Drama, a short readings/short works in progress. First set up in 2017, Theatre Club brings people together to see a play, and then allows audiences the opportunity to chat and discuss it afterwards. Like a book club, our audiences can share their views, thoughts and impressions informally post show with the cast and creatives. If this is your first or your 50th play, it doesn't matter,  come along, and be part of the drama at Droichead. 

Oh and have we mentioned it's great value too, 5 shows, and five new dramas for €55. BOOK ONLINE or call 041 9833946 to be part of the Drama at Droichead.