Catalpa – Donal O’Kelly – 8 pm Saturday

Unfortunately due to the illness of one of the performers, we have had to cancel the performance of The Cambria on Sautrday evening. However, in its place, we will now have a performance of Catalpa, another play written and performed by Donal O’Kelly.

A classic of modern Irish theatre, Catalpa is the story of the daring 1876 whaleship rescue of six Irish prisoners from Fremantle penal colony in Australia – all in the vibrant imagination of a screenwriter, the best movie never made! Catalpa is about heroes and visionaries, political intrigue and personal loyalty, with hot romance, mixed-up rebels and battles at sea. A subversive epic, a celebration of the power of live theatre “lyrical and passionate, satirical and very funny” (Irish Times).

Since its premiere 20 years ago, Catalpa has toured the world to high acclaim, including New York, London, Chicago, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto, Helsinki and Harare.

If you had booked for The Cambria, your booking will still be regarded as valid for this performance unless you wish to cancel. 

We are very sorry for this inconvenience which is beyond our control.  We hope that you will still come along and attend what should be a great evening’s theatre as part of the Harold’s Cross Festival.

Festival Committee