"Two days later and I am still remembering this unbelievable work of art. The songs, the acting, the story. Truly unforgettable."
-- Dee, Audience Member
"A powerful, engaging, and insightful show that captures the imagination from start to finish. Would love to see this show tour Ireland - everyone should see it."
-- Mags, Audience Member
a triumph of the human spirit in Ireland's darkest hour
Set in 19th century Ireland, at the height of the Great Famine, "In the Midst of Plenty" tells the story of Bridget Connor, a mother of four living on the hunger-stricken Strokestown estate in County Roscommon. She must make unthinkable choices and demonstrate remarkable courage as she fights to save her children from starvation, eviction, and forced emigration.
A full-scale folk musical featuring a cast of 14 actors and musicians, "In the Midst of Plenty" opened to sold-out performances and glowing reviews in the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park and in the Roscommon Arts Centre. With the support of the National Famine Way and the Irish Heritage Trust, it is now embarking on a nationwide tour of Ireland.
"The musical was stunning, brought tears to my eyes. The performances were faultless. The musical magical. This needs to be performed worldwide for the Irish community."
-- Paula, Audience Member
"The enjoyment of the audience was palpable and there was nothing halfhearted about the standing ovation. It may become a masterpiece of our time."
— Peter, Audience Member