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The Crick Crack Club Presents Fairytales for Grown-ups: Dauntless: Grace O'Malley Pirate Queen

This event contains digital content (live streaming or video on demand)

Debs Newbold gleefully delivers the boisterous, remarkable and inspirational story of her hero: Grainne ni Mhaille – Grace O’Malley – legendary Irish clan chief and queen of the sea.  

Stowing away aboard her father’s ship aged 8, Grace became a 16th century force of nature. A multilingual, seafaring weapons expert, leader of 2,000 men, rebel, politician, kingmaker and slayer, prodigious lover, avenging hero and notorious pirate. Best of all, she was real. 

From the west of Ireland to the court of Elizabeth I, from wild youth to even wilder old age, Dauntless is an epic celebration of uproarious storytelling, high drama and one fascinating 16th century feminist. No knights in shining armour need apply.  

  ★★★★ “energising and entrancing”

- Hector Gilchrist, eFestivals

Running Time: 80 mins (no interval)

storytelling performance fairytales


Suitable for adults 14+
Content: This performance may contain descriptions of birth, postnatal bleeding, sex, violence and death, contextualised within a paradigm of mythic narrative, archetype and metaphor.