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

DATE: Friday, 19th April, 2019

TIME: 8.00pm


Welcome to the Stranger

Written by Rua Breathnach

Directed by Rémi Beelprez

Fri 19th April, 8pm

Ballina Dramatic Society in association with 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 19 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 … draws you gently and with grim humour, into the lived experience of the Famine.” Eoghan Harris, Sunday Independent

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

Tickets: €12. Early booking advised.

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*Welcome to the Stranger is suitable for children 10+* 


Keepsaketheatre is supported by Wallonie-Bruxelles International