The Kings filled with Irish essence

Essence of Ireland tells the love story of two Irish emigrants who lose each other on their way to America.
Essence of Ireland tells the love story of two Irish emigrants who lose each other on their way to America.

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Essence of Ireland comes to the Kings Theatre on March 15 with its powerful new touring production inspired by true events.

Set against the backdrop of Ireland, England and America in the 19th century, Essence of Ireland tells the story of Coro McGowen and Sean Dempsey as they are separated from each other when they emigrate to America.

The show takes you on a journey through many historical events including America’s introduction to rock and roll and John F Kennedy’s historic presidential visit to Ireland in 1963.

Creative director and co-writer Ged Graham says: ‘We set out not just to tell a powerful love story; but to tell a bigger tale based on true events about the love between a man and his country – something which audiences really relate to.’

Pupils from the local Boyle O’Dowda Academy of Irish Dancing will be performing with the cast.

Ged says: ‘We as producers really want the dancers to participate fully in our show and not just be on the outer edges. My daughter is performing in the Stockport show for example and I want her to have fantastic memories of being a real part of our production.’

Tickets: £22, performance at 7.30pm. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk