Carpet Theatre presents 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 deleveries, and window visits…. He’s trying to hold it together with online yoga, home baking, cinema in the sitting room, camping in the garden, 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. Steve Wickham combines classical, folk and rock on fiddle, concertina, and didgeridoo -played like never before! He previously worked with 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, including the hit shopping satire The Blanch, Two for Dinner for Two, and Flood – a play in the dark. Steve has played with the greats of Irish rock, his band No Crows; and has been touring 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
Wednesday 19th January | 8pm | €16/14
Supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts. Funded by the Arts Council.