BELFAST GIRLS by Jaki McCarrick

Part of Zeitgeist Irland 24, an initiative of Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Germany. 

Particially sponsored by Culture Ireland and Landeshaupt Düsseldorf

The year is 1850, Belfast, Ireland. Two hundred women are departing on a ship bound for Australia under the Earl Grey Orphan Emigration Scheme. Escaping workhouses overpopulated during the Great Famine, they are set to become “mistresses of their own destiny” as servants, farm-workers – and, indeed, wives – in the Colonies. BELFAST GIRLS by Irish playwright, Jaki McCarrick, focuses on five of the most “notorious and riotous” of these women and their three month journey in the bowels of the Inchinnan ship. For some the voyage offers a fresh start, but others find they cannot escape the memory of the lives they've left behind.

Performance Dates: 

14.03, 15.03, 16.03, 21.03, 22.03, 23.03 @ 19:30 Uhr | 16.03 and 23.03 @ 14:30 Uhr | 17.03 and 24.03 @ 17:00 Uhr


Weltkunstzimmer, Ronsdorfer Str. 77a, 40233 Düsseldorf


Age Recommendation: 14+

Play Content Warning: Strong or offensive language, scenes of violence

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