The Star of Chesters Lane

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Dates: 
24/08/2018 to 25/08/2018

Droichead Arts Centre are delighted to celebrate National Heritage Week 2018 by bringing back The Star of Chester's Lane from Quintessence Theatre following its recent sell out performance at Drogheda Arts Festival.

1854, Drogheda: Mr McGrath has fallen to his death working on the building of the Boyne Viaduct, leaving his wife, Catherine, alone to fend for herself.

What’s a poor woman to do…?

…Put on his clothes, of course, and take up his place in the world!

Kate McGrath was a navvy by name and navvy by nature: Navvy, hawker, drunkard, comedienne, trailblazer, and tale-teller. A woman well beyond her time, she loved and laughed and lived a fascinating and colourful existence, managing to pack several lifetimes into her 60 years as one of Drogheda’s most infamous residents. Quintessence Theatre use their dazzling physical ensemble theatre techniques to reimagine bustling 19th century Drogheda and the remarkable true story of one of the town’s best loved historical street characters, Kate the Navvy.

Cost: €18/€16 To book please click here.

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council.


Phone: 
041 98 33946
Address: 
Droichead Arts Centre,
Stockwell St., Drogheda
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