"Gorgeously assembled theatre" - Irish Times 4-stars

"Captures an extraordinary and devastating story"- Irish Daily Mail 4-stars

"Unquestionably an exquisite piece of theatre" - Examiner  4-stars

Moonfish Theatre

In association with
Strollers Network & An Taibhdhearc
present the 2015 National Tour of


Bunaithe ar an úrscéal le | Freely adapted from the novel by

A bilingual production, accessible to non-Irish speakers.

Star of the Sea premièred at the Galway International Arts Festival 2014 where it enjoyed a sell-out run and rave reviews from audiences and press alike. 2015 saw Moonfish take Star of the Sea on a packed-out National Tour, produced by An Taibhdhearc and The Strollers Network. After presenting Star of the Sea at the International Theatre Exchange in Dublin, we are currently exploring the possibility of touring internationally. 

It is the winter of 1847, and the Famine-ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land.  Among the passengers are maidservant Mary Duane, the ruined Lord Meredith, and Pius Mulvey, a ruthless murderer.  Their lives and fates are more connected than any of them know…

Insíonn Star of the Sea scéal na gcarachtar óna n-óige i gConamara go dtí aimsir an Drochshaoil.  Ag an am céanna, leanann sé an meath a tháinig ar na tionóntaí bochta, ar bhásaigh na milliúin acu, de bharr an Ghorta.

Told through Moonfish’s signature style of bi-lingual theatre, six performers use projection, physical movement, and live sound-effects to conjure up the worlds of the characters on a bare stage.  At once simple and wildly inventive, this powerful production moves beyond the confines of period drama to trace the echoes of the Irish Famine through to the present day.

Tugann an dráma le chéile an fhoireann chéanna a cheap an dráma Tromluí Phinocchio, a bhuaigh Gradam Stewart Parker in 2013. I gcomhar leis An Taibhdhearc, Amharclann Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, tá bealaí nua á lorg ag Moonfish chun amharclannaíocht na Gaeilge a chruthú.



Star of the Sea, Moonfish & Joseph O’Connor

Star of the Sea – Audience reactions