Theatre: The Star of Chester's Lane in Ballina Arts Centre - Visit North Mayo

Theatre: The Star of Chester’s Lane in Ballina Arts Centre

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. Doors open at 7:30pm

Age recommendation: 16 + 

Trigger Warnings: Strong language | Themes of an adult nature

Ballina Arts Centre