Moonfish Theatre, the Abbey Theatre and Galway International Arts Festival, in association with Town Hall Theatre Galway, Ireland

Redemption Falls

Freely adapted from the novel by Joseph O'Connor

Every last one of us got our own tune inside them. If you stay real quiet you can hear it. Listen...

A bleak and beautiful story, told through the folk music of Ireland and America.

1865 – The end of the US Civil War. Eliza Duane Mooney, daughter of an Irish emigrant, walks across America in search of her brother Jeddo, a child soldier in the Confederate army. As Eliza and Jeddo’s stories unfold, they shine a light on the stark realities of war, its invisible rise, and what is left in its wake.

Moonfish Theatre follow their acclaimed adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s novel Star of the Sea with a unique re-imagining of O’Connor’s sequel, Redemption Falls. Presented as a theatre-gig, Redemption Falls weaves traditional folk song and music, visceral imagery and evocative storytelling in a breath-taking and intense theatrical experience.

Suitable for ages 15+

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

Redemption Falls runs at the Abbey Theatre until 19 October. Tickets are also available on the Abbey website.

Devised and performed by the Moonfish Ensemble
Ensemble: Ionia Ní Chróinín, Máiréad Ní Chróinín, Grace Kiely, Zita Monahan, Morgan Cooke, Seán T Ó Meallaigh, and Pat Hargan
Set Design: Lian Bell
Lighting Design: SJ Shiels
Costume Design: Cherie White


Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock Stage


Free First Preview 9 Oct, 8pm


10 & 11 Oct, 8pm
12 Oct, 2.30pm & 8pm




1 hr 45 mins incl. interval.

*Please note: due to the popular nature of this show, certain performances may be sold out through Dublin Theatre Festival. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred dates, please try visiting the Abbey website for more availability.