Siamsa Tíre

Boland: Journey of a Poet

Boland: Journey of a Poet

Druid Theatre

Tickets Early Bird €15, Standard €20, Household €30, Future Work €50

Druid At Home presents a new theatrical production exploring the mind and imagination of one of Ireland's great poets.

'If there was a narrative to my life in those years, then let this be the sound of it.' 

With words by Eavan Boland, edited by Colm Tóibín and directed by Garry Hynes, Boland: Journey of a Poet is a new theatrical production exploring the mind and imagination of one of Ireland's great poets. 

Performed by Siobhán Cullen and live streamed from The Mick Lally Theatre in Galway, this world premiere production examines Boland's relationships with family, poetry, memory, womanhood and national identity. 

Also, inspired by Eavan Boland's mother, the expressionist painter Frances Kelly, Boland: Journey of a Poet will feature the Irish artist Debbie Chapman live on stage who will create a piece of art in response to the production. 

Boland: Journey of a Poet is the latest in the Druid at Home series of online theatre. Previously, Druid presented the world premiere of Sonya Kelly’s Once Upon a Bridge and an encore screening of their 2020 production of The Cherry Orchard. 

There will be four live stream performances of Boland: Journey of a Poet from The Mick Lally Theatre in Galway between Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 April. 

A performance recording will then be available to view on demand between Tuesday 27 April and Sunday 2 May. Purchasing an on demand ticket allows you to view the performance on one device in your own time from Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 10am GMT until Sunday 2 May at 11pm GMT. The On Demand performance will also include the Post-show discussion. 

Post-Show Discussion

There will be a live post-show discussion following the live stream performance on Friday 23 April. Garry Hynes, Colm Tóibín and Siobhán Cullen will be joined by moderator Jody Allen Randolph.

How to Book and Watch 

To book tickets just click on the required show type - Live Stream or On Demand.

Live Stream: Thu 22 - Sat 24 Apr 

For further information on your Druid confirmation email, ticket and how to view your live online performance please click Druid Live FAQ

On Demand: Tue 27 Apr - Sun 2 May 

For further information on your Druid confirmation email, ticket and how to view your On Demand performance please click Druid On Demand FAQ

Early Bird tickets available until Sunday 11 April 

You can view the performance on your computer, tablet or phone and your ticket allows you to view the performance on one device only. You can also cast it to your smart TV. Please do not share your link or it will lock you out of the performance. You are advised to join the performance link 20 minutes before your chosen performance time.  If you arrive late and miss the beginning of the performance you will not be able to rewind or re-watch, just like at the theatre.

Duration: 60 mins approx with no interval. 

If you have any questions or need any further assistance ahead of the performance, please contact Druid at boxoffice@druid.ie. They will also be on hand to support you throughout the performance. If you have any technical difficulties please contact boxoffice@druid.ie or call 00353 91 568 660.

DRUID AT HOME Experience: 

If you fancy a tipple as you enjoy this world premiere, you can enjoy some cocktails (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) recommended by following the link: Druid At Home

For the Show programme follow this link: Boland Programme
 

Boland: Journey of a Poet is presented in partnership with the NASC network of touring venues: An Grianán, Letterkenny; Backstage Theatre, Longford; Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise; Glór, Ennis; Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick; Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; Siamsa Tíre, Tralee; and Town Hall Theatre, Galway. 

 

Credits 

Words by Eavan Boland 

Edited by Colm Tóibín 

Directed by Garry Hynes 

Performed by Siobhán Cullen 

Director of Photography Colm Hogan 

Set Designer Francis O’Connor 

Costume Designer Clíodhna Hallissey 

Sound Designer Sinéad Diskin 

Composer Conor Linehan 

Portrait Artist Debbie Chapman 

‘A must see for all lovers of Boland and poetry’

The Arts Review

‘...this seems as near-perfect a biographical play as we could get.’

The Irish Times