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. Fishtanktheatre.com
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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