Journey to the Fifth Province
Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 19:30 (GMT)
16th Feb - 7.30pm
Advance ticket prices £10 / £8 concessions with tickets on the door at £12 / £8 concessions.
... ‘Journey to the Fifth Province’ features actor Donal Cox and Celtic harper Stephanie West in a feast of story, music poetry and emotion. More magical than a play and more personal than a concert, the show has something to say to everyone. On Thursday 16 February it plays at The London Irish Centre, Camden, during a UK tour supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Embassy partnership for this performance is an acknowledgement of the show’s value in reaching out to the generations of Irish people who have uprooted to the UK, re-affirming their identity in challenging times.
Inspired by the very special place story and poems have in Irish tradition, Donal Cox draws on Ireland’s written heritage to open unusual windows on life, calling up compelling stories and characters. Exceptional musician Stephanie West, a holder of the title ‘Harper of all Britain’, provides thrilling music to accompany a journey to what W B Yeats called ‘the deep heart’s core’. Bridie Breen (Manchester, Oct 2011) said: ‘What an outstanding performance. Well deserving of full houses and standing ovations! It took my breath away.’
Though Ireland today comprises just four distinct provinces writers have long made reference to the existence of a fifth located somewhere other than the everyday world. The show invites audiences - with or without an Irish background - to seek for themselves just what and where it might be. The production takes a joyful and perceptive look at where we have come from, where we find ourselves now and what might inspire us in the face of an uncertain future.
Watch a trailer at http://www.fifthprovinceproductions.org.uk/
- ‘This guy’s brilliant – he took me right back to where I grew up.’ Ted, Milton Keynes
- ‘I didn’t expect to laugh so much!’ Gill Marsden, Llandeilo
- ‘remarkable and entertaining… a professional theatrical experience that is truly enriching.’ Patrick Lennon, The Irish Times, International Edition
- Remote Goat Review - http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/review_view.php?uid=7811
When & Where
The London Irish Centre
The heart of the Irish community in London.
Supporting the Irish in London through outstanding community services and cultural programmes.