Quintessence Theatre Company (in association with An Táin Arts Centre)
With Ceara Carney, Fiona Keenan O’Brien and Anthony Kinahan
This is a man’s world: always has been. Or has it…?
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! Kate McGrath was a navvy by name and navvy by nature: 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.
“Brilliant…a madcap, Marx Bros meets Monty Python comic treatment that managed nonetheless to make a serious point … a daring comic approach to a quite serious subject matter … totally carried it off” – Declan Gorman, Anaverna Productions
Director: Anna Simpson
Assistant Director/Producer: Leah Rossiter
Executive Producer: Paul Hayes
Lighting Designer: Colin Doran
Tickets: €18 / €16. Early booking advised.
Age recommendation: 16 +
Trigger Warnings: Strong language | Themes of an adult nature