Star of the Sea | National & International Tour 2017

"Gorgeously assembled theatre" -- The 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

present the 2017
National & International Tour of


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

A bilingual production, accessible to non-Irish speakers.

Moonfish Theatre acclaimed production of Star of the Sea touring nationally and internationally in 2017.

Town Hall Theatre, Galway, 1st & 2nd September

Redfern Arts Center, Keene, New Hampshire, 28th September
UMass Fine Arts Center, Massachusetts, 3rd & 4th October
Stockbridge Theater, Derry, New Hampshire, 6th October
University of St Joseph, Hartford, Connecticut, 11th & 12th October

The Everyman, Cork, 7th, 8th & 9th November
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, 16th November
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, 18th November
An Grianán, Letterkenny, 21st November 
Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo, 23rd November
Backstage Theatre, Longford, 29th November
Roscommon Arts Centre, 1st December

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…

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. 

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.

Music from Star of the Sea is available for download. Click here for more information.

Star of the Sea, Moonfish & Joseph O’Connor

Star of the Sea – Audience reactions