Wednesday 23 January 2019

Quintessence on national tour

Louth-based Quintessence Theatre, who have just finished a three-year stint as the resident theatre company at An Tain Arts Centre, are embarking on a nationwide tour with their original play Cracks.

Thanks to funding from the Arts Council (An Chomhairle Ealaíon) and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, they are bringing the play, which explores mental illness, to 18 venues around the Island of Ireland from September 7th to October 20th.

First devised by the company in 2016 in association with An Táin Arts Centre, Cracks tells the story of how an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged from those she loves and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness

The company are delighted that Senator Joan Freeman (founder of Pieta House and a potential Irish Presidential candidate) will be one of their special guests on our launch night at Draíocht, Blanchardstown on September 7th.

Local audiences get another chance to see Cracks in An Tain Arts Centre on September 13th.

The Argus