The New Theatre, celebrating 20 years of presenting new writing in Ireland, are bringing Ledwidge by Gearoid Humphreys to Kilkenny this week.
If you caught Lockdown in last year’s programme, you’ll love Ledwidge.
The show tells the story of Francis Ledwidge, sniper and war poet, and celebrates 100 years since his death.
Francis Ledwidge (Ethan Dillon) is torn between his love for Shivvie (Katie O’Kelly), and Ellie (Amy O’Dwyer), his friend and confidante. In spite of their fears, he enlists in Captain Dunsany’s (Ian Meehan) regiment, and is dispatched to Suvla Bay.
Excelling as a sniper, Ledwidge distinguishes himself at Gallipoli, but the poet remains conflicted.
BBC Stewart Parker Award winning writer Gerard Humphreys’ ‘LEDWIDGE’, explores the poet’s personal conflict during World War I and his early life as a trade union activist in a class ridden society on the eve of revolution. ‘LEDWIDGE’ presents its subject in the context of his art and politics, bringing to life the adventurous spirit of Ireland’s greatest war poet.
Looking to pick up tickets over the Christmas holidays? We’ll be closing from Christmas Eve for a few days, reopening on 30 December for the afternoon and will be closed again until 3 January.
The online box office is open 24/7 with full seat selection too, great if you’re looking to pick up Panto tickets before the last-minute rush in January.
Get booking today by checking out the full list of upcoming shows here.
2016 is calling! This Spring Kilkenny is giving over it’s streets and some of it’s much loved historical buildings to a brand new and exciting piece of historically inspired, site specific theatre.
The public of Kilkenny are invited on a journey through the streets of our beautiful city, from the Parade to the Court House, through doorways and slip ways, tracing the steps of Thomas MacDonagh and exploring the stories that are Kilkenny’s contribution to the 1916 Rising.