A Regional Premiere
Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick
Directed by Heidi Van
April 7 — 29, 2018
at La Esquina
Over 4,000 young females left Ireland between 1848 and 1851 as part of a scheme called the Orphan Emigration scheme, which was established by Earl Grey.
A particular group of ‘orphans’ were considered to have been especially feisty and colourful, known for their use of obscene language and riotous behaviour. These were known as ‘the Belfast Girls’.
Rasheedat Badejo • Annie Kalahurka • Erdin Schultz-Bever • Lindsay Lillig • Kaitlin Gould