Posts from — March 2013
This week, Mon-Sat, 8.30pm in The Viking Clontarf, booking 087 1129970:
Donal O’Kelly’s Catalpa, written and performed by Donal O’Kelly, music composed and performed by Trevor Knight, has toured widely over the past decade, including New York, Chicago, Melbourne, Paris, Copenhagen, Geneva and Helsinki.
Catalpa is a story in the great epic tradition of Moby Dick and Gone With The Wind - with a passing glance at The Great Escape. From New Bedford, USA to Fremantle, Australia, across the high seas on the whaling ship Catalpa. Based on the true story of the daring rescue of six Irish prisoners in 1875, culminating in the first ever ticker-tape parade in New York City.
Catalpa is about heroes and visionaries, political intrigue and personal loyalty, with hot romance and battles at sea. An epic adventure story that challenges the nature of heroism. Lyrical and passionate, satirical and very funny.
“A masterpiece … searingly satirical, comic, tragic, profoundly sensitive” The Scotsman
“Exuberant, exhilarating, magical … it’s a triumph, a joy, a delight” Irish Times
“Marvellous feat … wonderfully varied and passionate” Herald Sun Melbourne
“Brilliant writing, bravura performance” Sunday Times
“A rip-roaring one-man adventure” Washington Post
“A brilliant unravelling of the heroic epic” Irish Times
“If ever there was a play you should see, this is it. A true event in Irish theatre” The Examiner
March 4, 2013 No Comments