Category - Theatre
Date - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Time: 8.00pm

Tickets: €15/12

As part of the Westport Arts Festival Theatre Programme for 2017, St Patrick’s Drama group will return on Wednesday, September 27th at 8pm with their 2-Act dramatic production – “Stolen Child” by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh & Yvonne Quinn. This play was staged by the group in April 2017 and received rave reviews.

The play tells the story of a young woman’s journey to find her biological mother. Angela (played by Tia Crowley) enlists the help of a shambolic private detective Mick (played by Ciarán MacSuibhne) whose irreverent humour and hard-drinking lifestyle mask a deep understanding of human frailty. Her complicated relationship with local doctor Chris (played by Séamas Cafferkey) does little to help her emotional well-being throughout the story. Parallel to her quest is the heart-breaking personal story of her mother Peggy’s (played by Liz Browne) upbringing by nuns in a 1940’s industrial school an the harsh facts surrounding the enforced adoption of her newborn baby.

“Stolen Child” is acclaimed as an important and ground-breaking play on the national circuit that will strike a nerve with many – holding the audience in it’s grip from start to finish. This play is cleverly and expertly directed by Mary Carr, who has been an asset to St Patrick’s Drama Group and many of their most successful productions for over 40 years.