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Astray

Up Next: 4th February 2023, 7:45pm
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE GO ASTRAY?

What sets them off? What links the 18th century story of Barry Lyndon, the archetypal lovable bastard of an Irishman abroad, and Sweeney, a 7th century Irish king who went mad and grew feathers?

And this raises the question: why do they fascinate us so much?

A dynamic and raucous storytelling double bill by two Irishwomen (slightly) abroad, on two Irishmen gone (completely) astray, 11 centuries apart.

Sweeney Untethered is a wild journey in the feathery skin of a legendary, ranting bird-king. Like many of us these days, Sweeney is caught betwixt and between worlds, and can seem to settle to anything.

Barry Lyndon: Lover, Liar, Turncoat is a unique take on a literary hero turned folk legend, taking you on a journey right up to present-day Ireland, via hunger strikes and betting shops.

By Cath Heinemeyer and Lara McClure

Saturday, 04 Feb 19:45

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Tuesday to Saturday | 1pm-8pm (5pm on non-show days)

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