“Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and sails; that’s what a ship needs, not what a ship is. What a ship really is, is freedom.” July 13th 2015 has arrived, which means so has Galway International Arts Festival! As children, […]
Welcome back to Moonfish Blog Land. It’s been a while, did you think we’d forgotten you? Sorry about that, faithful Moonfish follower. The truth is the Moonfishers have been busily working away in the background since Star of the Sea “scored an enormous hit” at the Galway International Arts Festival. Forgive me for quoting our […]
IRISH TIMES How do you bring a novel on a famine ship to the stage? With delicate balance and theatrical invention. Joseph O’Connor’s 2004 novel doesn’t exactly beg for the stage. It’s a beautiful, layered and dense read, set against the lofty sails of a famine ship. But Moonfish is an ambitious company that has […]
It’s fair to say that among the phalanx of family members, theatre buffs and literary aficionados in the audience for Star of the Sea’s press night last night, there was only one opinion the Moonfishers were ever so slightly biting their lips about. Usually the knowledge that the ensemble are about to show their work […]
Moonfish and An Taibhdhearc’s ‘Star of the Sea’ was featured on Galway Bay FM last week. Take a listen. Courtesy of Galway Bay FM Tickets for ‘Star of the Sea’ are selling out fast so get yours before it’s too late — BOOK TICKETS.
We’re entering a nerve-wracking couple of days for the Moonfishers. Opening night tonight, then press night tomorrow. Last week we kicked off with the cast rehearsing furiously; during this time everyone in the company worked long hours teching, re-working, dress-rehearsing, all working up to 3 preview performances. Each of these got stronger as the week […]
‘Blighted Nation’ is a superb radio documentary in 4 parts from RTÉ Radio. We highly recommend a listen. You can get your tickets for Star of the Sea here (previews here). But move fast because they’re selling out… http://www.rte.ie/radio1/blighted-nation/ Blighted Nation The Great Famine which struck Ireland in the middle of the 19th century was the biggest […]