Druid Theatre presents The Colleen Bawn at @GrandOperaHouse

The Colleen Bawn will continue its current national tour with a visit to the Grand Opera House from 28 January to 1 February. Directed by Tony Award winner, Garry Hynes, the Colleen Bawn is a suspense-filled tale of tangled love, misplaced honour and downright skullduggery.

This thrilling national drama, complete with poitín and live music, is a unique take on Dion Boucicault’s lively, poetic 19th century ‘mortgage melodrama’ that captures the shifting sands of Irish identity, an issue that continues to have a strong resonance in this era of ‘Gatherings’.

It tells the story of a family in crisis, where the importance of love is outweighed by the lure of financial gain. When Hardress Cregan’s family falls on hard times, only his marriage to a wealthy heiress, Anne Chute can save it from ruin. But there’s a snag – Hardress is already secretly married to the beautiful but poor Eily O’Connor and Anne is in love with someone else, Hardress’ best friend Kyrle.

The Colleen Bawn promises to enthrall and entertain audiences with a thoroughly entertaining script and an outstanding cast with some of Ireland’s leading actors: Marie Mullen, Maelíosa Stafford, Marty Rea, Rory Nolan, Aisling O’Sullivan, Aaron Monaghan, Ronan Leahy and John Olohan. Making her Druid debut is Kelly McAuley as the eponymous Colleen Bawn.

As well as the performances, well-known actress and one of the original founders of Druid Theatre, Marie Mullen will host a post-show discussion following the matinee on Wednesday 29 January.

For further information and to book tickets, visit goh.co.uk or contact Box Office on 028 9024 1919.

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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