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Friday 20 September 2019

Classic modern Irish play at Wexford Arts Centre

By David Tucker

Wexford Arts Centre is bringing its first of the season of classic modern Irish theatre, written and performed by Donal O'Kelly, entitled Catalpa.

It tells the story of the daring 1875 whaleship rescue of six Irish prisoners from Freemantle penal colony in Perth, Australia - all in the vibrant imagination of a rejected screenwriter.

Catalpa is about heroes and visionaries, political intrigue and personal loyalty, with hot romance, conflicted rebels and battles at sea. With live music by Trevor Knight, Catalpa takes place at 8 p.m. on January 22. Bookings can be made at www.wexfordartscentre.ie or on (053) 9123764.

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