30 November, 2021 //

Breath – A Music Play

Rock fiddler Steve Wickham of The Waterboys, joins actor Karl Quinn to playfully explore our recent experiences. He combines classical, folk and rock on fiddle, concertina and a didgeridoo -played like never before!

We’ve all been holding our breath, but for one man, the family working and studying at home, is building up the pressure…. along with the sanitising, news overload, and work Zooms,…. He’s trying to hold it together with online yoga, home baking, and dancing in the kitchen… but one sneeze could blow it all apart.. ‘Breath’ is infused with the joy of music, and the whisper of hope, as we catch our breath together.

Carpet Theatre returns to Civic after their recent successful show in the dark ‘The Flood’ which also featured Karl Quinn. They have been touring at home and abroad with lively explorations of Irish life since 2004, including the hit satirical shopping comedy ‘The Blanch’, and ‘Two for Dinner for Two’ a music play with live cooking. Steve Wickham has played with the greats of Irish rock, with his band No Crows; and toured the world with The Waterboys since the 1980’s. He partners again with director Ciarán Taylor and actor Karl Quinn, having worked previously together on Carpet Theatre plays ‘Pigeon’, and ‘Wexford Firestation Tour’.

Karl Quinn
Steve Wickham

Director – Ciarán Taylor
Writer – Ciarán Taylor, with Karl Quinn and Steve Wickham

Presented by Carpet Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Suitability 14 +

The Civic Theatre is now operating at 100% sales capacity.  The wearing of masks remains a requirement in all public spaces and in the auditorium until further notice.