Fishtank produces ‘Belfast Girls’


Fishtank Theatre & Heidi Van present

BELFAST GIRLS by Jaki McCarrick

Directed by Heidi Van


April 7-29 at La Esquina

1000 West 25th Street

Wednesday – Saturdays 8pm

Sunday at 3pm

Tickets available online at www.


Over 4,000 young females left Ireland between 1848 and 1851 as part of a scheme called the Orphan Emigration scheme, which was established by Earl Grey.

A particular group of ‘orphans’ were considered to have been especially feisty and colourful, known for their use of obscene language and riotous behaviour. These were known as ‘the Belfast Girls’.

Starring Rasheedat ‘Ras’ Badejo, Annie Kalahurka, Kaitlin Gould, Erdin Schultz-Bever, and Lindsay Lillig

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation

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