Category - Theatre
Date - Friday, April 19, 2019 8:00 pm

DATE: Friday, 19th April, 2019

TIME: 8.00pm



By Rua Breathnach

Directed by Rémi Beelprez

KEEPSAKETHEATRE presents WELCOME TO THE STRANGER – a new play inspired by the eye-witness accounts of an extraordinary American woman, Asenath Nicholson, who travelled through Ireland during the Great Famine.

For this unique production, playwright Rua Breathnach has teamed up with critically-acclaimed Belgian director, Rémi Beelprez. Using a cast of 16 non-professional actors, they have created an epic play that offers new perspectives on the most traumatic event in modern Irish history.

An article in the Irish Examiner about the production:

Press reviews:

“Rua Breathnach’s epic play Welcome to the Stranger … with a superb local cast, draws you gently and with grim humour, into the lived experience of the Famine.” – Sunday Independent


“With a strikingly original staging by [Belgian director] Rémi Beelprez, this production re-imagines the Famine from the perspective of a uniquely-placed outsider.” – West Cork People