Creative Circles: Theatre Visit – BELFAST GIRLS
English Theatre Dusseldorf is showing BELFAST GIRLS by Jaki McCarrick
The year is 1850, Belfast, Ireland. Two hundred women are departing on a ship bound for Australia under the Earl Grey Orphan Emigration Scheme. Escaping workhouses overpopulated during the Great Famine, they are set to become “mistresses of their own destiny” as servants, farm-workers – and, indeed, wives – in the Colonies. BELFAST GIRLS by Irish playwright, Jaki McCarrick, focuses on five of the most “notorious and riotous” of these women and their three month journey in the bowels of the Inchinnan ship. For some the voyage offers a fresh start, but others find they cannot escape the memory of the lives they’ve left behind.
We are visiting on the March 21st. Please arrange your own ticket and we will see you there.
Link for tickets: here