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Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick

Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 February 2023

1850, onboard a ship bound from Belfast to Sydney. Five young women seek to become “mistresses of their own destiny.” But some find they cannot escape the nightmare of the lives they are leaving behind. As they draw nearer to the promised land, their connection to the past grows ever more powerful, eliciting rage, love, despair, and above all, hope. 

“I smell blood all over this ship. I smell two hundred women sick an’ scared an’ missin’ bairns an’ mothers an’ fathers they’re not supposed to even have. Can’t ya smell them? Can’t ya hear them?”

SUITABLE FOR 16+. 

PARENTAL GUIDANCE ADVISED • CONTAINS MODERATE USE OF STRONG LANGUAGE & THEMES. 

 

“Extremely powerful.” — New York Stage Review

 

“Heartfelt.” — The New York Times

 

“Belfast Girls offers a welcome fresh perspective on the myths that still dominate popular narratives about the immigrants of a previous era.” — TheaterMania

 

CHICAGO & VANCOUVER PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION REVIEWS

"A really powerful ensemble piece." — Vancouver Sun

 

"The timing of Belfast Girls and its story of 1850 Irish women emigrating to Australia is perfect in 2017." — Brokenlegreviews

 

"The strength of McCarrick's themes point to the likelihood of its becoming a popular addition to the regional circuit... Highly recommended." — Windy City Times

 

"...a thought-provoking work of historic fiction and tremendous imagination." — Theatre World Internet Magazine

 

"McCarrick provides all these injustices with human faces... and provides a fine study of characters and their world.  Recommended."  — The Chicago Critic

 

Time: 8.00pm

Price: £15.00 & £13.00 (Concessions)

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