Under The Hawthorn Tree
A theatre adaption of Marita Conlon-McKenna’s Under the Hawthorn Tree; a story of family, hope and history that has been amongst the top selling children’s book in Ireland for almost 30 years.
Set against the backdrop of The Potato Famine, Cahoots NI’s Under the Hawthorn Tree follows the journey of three brave siblings as they embark on a remarkable and treacherous journey. When their father goes to find work and their mother leaves to find him, Eily, Michael and Peggy, starving and faced with the workhouse, set off through the Irish countryside to find the great aunts they have heard of only in stories.
This story of family, history and hope is told like never before in a new play by Charles Way, directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, with original music by Garth McConaghie.