‘If there was a narrative to my life in those years, then let this be the sound of it.’
With words by Eavan Boland, edited by Colm Tóibín and directed by Garry Hynes, Boland: Journey of a Poet is a new theatrical production exploring the mind and imagination of one of Ireland’s great poets.
Performed by Siobhán Cullen and live streamed from The Mick Lally Theatre in Galway, this world premiere production examines Boland’s relationships with family, poetry, memory, womanhood and national identity.
Also, inspired by Eavan Boland’s mother, the expressionist painter Frances Kelly, Boland: Journey of a Poet will feature the Irish artist Debbie Chapman live on stage who will create a piece of art in response to the production.
Boland: Journey of a Poet is the latest in the Druid at Home series of online theatre. Previously, Druid presented the world premiere of Sonya Kelly’s Once Upon a Bridge and an encore screening of their 2020 production of The Cherry Orchard.
There will be four live stream performances of Boland: Journey of a Poet from The Mick Lally Theatre in Galway between Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 April.
A performance recording will then be available to view on demand between Tuesday 27 April and Sunday 2 May. Purchasing an on demand ticket allows you to view the performance on one device in your own time from Tuesday 27 February 2021 at 10am GMT until Sunday 2 May at 11pm GMT
Boland: Journey of a Poet is presented in partnership with the NASC network of touring venues: An Grianán, Letterkenny; Backstage Theatre, Longford; Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise; Glór, Ennis; Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick; Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; Siamsa Tíre, Tralee; and Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
Live Streamed from The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Thur 22 – Sat 24 April
Live Stream: Thu 22 – Sat 24 Apr
On Demand: Tue 27 Apr – Sun 2 May
Tickets here: https://www.limetreetheatre.ie