Peter Duffy’s powerful theatrical performance of Patrick Kavanagh’s poetic masterpiece The Great Hunger will run for two weeks in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin from Monday 7th March until Saturday 19th March at 8.00pm with matiunee performances on Saturday 12th and 19th at 3.00pm.
The production has toured over the past eighteen months to popular and critical acclaim with performances in the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris, the Cathedral Quarter Festival in Belfast and in almost every theatre in the country:
“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….it is an outstanding performance” Galway Advertiser
“Peter Duffy’s one-man performance of the poem is as epic as the work…softly spoken, with despair and regret pouring out of his being, Duffy hypnotises his audience; constantly drawing us into his tale. He captures all the lyricism of the verse and the emptiness of a man who has stood guard over an empty castle for far too long. Waterford News and Star
Tickets are available from Smock Alley box office on (01) 6770014 or www.smockalley.com