The Unlucky Cabin Boy: Premieres this November


In 1835 a ship sailed out of Limerick Docks with a cargo of emigrants bound for the New World. It never came back…

The Unlucky Cabin Boy is a new play by award-winning playwright Mike Finn with songs by Limerick band The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. It tells the true story of the wreck of the Francis Spaight and the terrible acts of desperation that took place on board. Produced by the award-winning theatre company Gúna Nua and directed by Limerickman Paul Meade, The Unlucky Cabin Boy promises to be a highlight of Limerick City of Culture 2014.

The Unlucky Cabin Boy will play The Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick from 4th -8th of November. This chilling tale of hardship, sacrifice, and survival is brought to life by music and song and told with Gùna Nua’s trademark humour and theatricality.

***We can’t wait to get this incredible show up and running, but in order to do so, we still need your help. Please take a moment to visit our Fund It page here, and see how you can help The Unlucky Cabin Boy come to life.***

Tickets are on sale here.

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Pondling Wins a Fringe First!


Pondling was a huge success in Edinburgh where it won a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award and garnered excellent reviews.

…the play’s great achievement is that we get to see beyond her vision to a lonely child who is,  despite the difficulties of her life, able to dream, imagine and hope.  - The Scotsman

Writer/performer Genevieve Hulme-Beaman is already a winner of a Stewart Parker Award and Best Female Performer at the Dublin Fringe for her highly original story of LOVE, beauty, chicken-chasing, daisy chains, cat-killing, French singing, dress-wearing, en suite bathrooms and a day at the pond.  Gúna Nua  and co-producers Ramblinman will tour Pondling nationally and internationally in 2015.  Watch this space…

A glittering gem of a show’ – The Irish Times

The imagination of a lonely little girl is a poignant thing – unless that lonely little girl is basically a psychotic.’ **** – Irish Theatre Magazine

Hear the RTE radio drama of Pondling to get a taste of what’s in store at PondlingRadio.

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