Described in the national media as a “tour de force” and following sell-out theatre performances in Westport Town Hall from 2016 to 2019, “Patrick” will return to the virtual Westport theatre stage for a very special St Patrick’s Day performance in association with Mayo.ie.
Through the ancient art of storytelling using the spoken word, performer and script-writer Declan Askin navigates this original multimedia production to achieve the ultimate artistic goal – to entertain and enlighten the audience through music, dance, song and cinematic imagery to tell the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint - Patrick.
This production leaves the starring role to the story – with original music composed and performed by Des Cafferkey and Bart De Boer. Heading up the majestic rebel-rousing dancing are Ciara-May Ball, Adam McCluskey, Tim & Hannah Carty - all carefully choregraphed by the Cresham Academy of Dance, with each performer displaying their own unique style and place throughout the show.
One of the most poignant parts of the show is the cameo by young Beibhinn Askin who transports the audience to a time when immigration had the Irish people in its firm grip – all done in the most endearing way with the song “Ellis Island”. The overall production design is by Paul Dunning with recording of the show by Callaghan Productions and Clew Bay Recording Studio.
The show is produced by Westport Town Hall Theatre and will be introduced on the night by MC Dermott Langan. Please note that all safety precautions are in place and fully adhered to for this recording.