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Carpet Theatre

Breath – a music play

By Ciarán Taylor with Karl Quinn and Steve Wickham

Breath is a music play with multi-instrumentalist Steve Wickham of The Waterboys, who joins actor Karl Quinn to playfully explore our recent experiences.

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 waiting, sanitising, news overload, work Zooms gone wrong, botched deliveries, and window visits....  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.

Breath was developed at the Hawk’s Well during the Summer of 2020. For the show Steve Wickham combines classical, folk and rock on fiddle, concertina, and didgeridoo -played like never before! He previously worked with Sligo-born director Ciarán Taylor and Carpet Theatre actor Karl Quinn on Pigeon, and Wexford Firestation Tour.

Carpet Theatre have been creating and touring lively explorations of Irish life since 2004, They last performed at Hawk’s Well with their hit shopping satire The Blanch in 2010. Steve has been based in Sligo for many years, and has played with the greats of Irish rock, with his band No Crows; and toured the world with The Waterboys since the 1980’s.

‘ perpetual, mesmerising rhythm, …a piece that is both riveting and unnerving.' - Irish Theatre Magazine on Carpet Theatre’s  Pigeon with Steve Wickham

Supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts. Development support from the Hawk’s Well, The Glens Centre, Axis, Ballymun, and Fringe Lab. Funded by the Arts Council.

Please note that until the Government confirm that restrictions will be lifted further, the following will apply to all shows at the Hawk’s Well:
Please read our new Covid-19 Guidelines before you arrive. Masks must continue to be worn & we will also require patrons to present proof of vaccination/recovery. The bar will not be open until further notice also.