Under the Hawthorn Tree follows the journey of three brave siblings as they ﬁght for survival during the Potato Famine in Ireland, 1845.
A musical adaption based on the internationally acclaimed book by award-winning author Marita Conlon-McKenna, Under the Hawthorn Tree follows the journey of three brave siblings. This story of family, hope and history set against the Irish Potato Famine as they fight for survival.
When their father goes to find work and their mother leaves to find him, Eily, Michael and Peggy, starving and faced with the workhouse, embark on a treacherous journey to find the great aunts they have heard of only in stories.
The show features original music, live vocals and visual storytelling.
★★★★★ ‘... magical in terms of theatricality and staging.....Paul Bosco McEneaney’s direction strikes the right balance between story-telling and history-teaching about such a dark and serious topic.’Damien Murray, Belfast Times
★★★★★ ‘It was simply incredible! My 7 year old loved every minute and has talked about it non stop.’Audience Member