The Great Hunger By Peter Duffy Based on the poem by Patrick Kavanagh Friday 25th April 2014 8pm

Generally considered to be Kavanagh's finest work, ‘The Great Hunger' sharply delineates a life of economic and imaginative privation.
Bachelor farmer Patrick Maguire has spent years at his mother's beck and call. When she finally dies aged 91, he himself is 65 and has missed the boat in terms of finding a wife and having a family of his own, a source of acute sorrow and regret to him.
Peter Duffy's powerful and absorbing theatrical performance of this great poem has been touring the country for the past year to popular and critical acclaim.

"A treat for the ear, the eye and the imagination" Down Recorder

"..a finely-achieved and compelling production. Its conclusion was greeted with a standing ovation from the appreciative audience and the accolade was fully merited" Galway Advertiser



Tickets: £11/ £8

Performance Extras

This performance has been made possible by the kind permission of the Trustees of the Estate of the late Katherine B Kavanagh, through the Jonathon Williams Literary Agency.

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