Don't miss Dermot Healy's masterpiece - On Broken Wings - in Carrigallen's Corn Mill Theatre

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Don't miss Dermot Healy's masterpiece - On Broken Wings - in Carrigallen's Corn Mill Theatre

On Broken Wings

Dermot Healy's masterpiece, On Broken Wings, is coming to Carrigallen's Corn Mill Theatre for an eight night run.

The play takes its title from a popular song of the 1930s, a period in which some of the scenes are set. It opens in contemporary Ireland with an old masked figure - Timothy Lavell - seated by the hearth of a cottage on the Mullet peninsula.

We follow in Act I scenes from Timothy’s childhood, including his trip by boat and train to Scotland, and his time there potato-picking, before return home again.

In Act II we follow Timothy’s life in America. He finds work as an elevator man, and encounters many races and creeds. His experiences, his failed love affair, his hallucinations, and his fears are explored.

Eventually he returns to Ireland to sit by the hearth like his father and mother before him. Timothy Lavell is a stubborn survivor of another age.


The production's eight night run covers Thursday, February 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16, Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, Friday 22, Monday 25 and Tuesday, February 26.

To book your seat contact the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen, 087 2570363 or email: bookings@cornmilltheatre.com.