The Cavalcaders – 2013

The Cavalcaders progamme

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The Cavalcaders explores the lives and loves of a community of characters in small-town Ireland. Set in an old-fashioned cobbler’s shop, this is the story of a group of men who spend their days mending shoes and their nights as a barbershop quartet and singers of local legend. Their musical harmonies, however, are not reflected in their private lives. The Cavalcaders is a wonderful memory play that explores the complexity of human relationships. With live music and a beautiful musical score, the play is both moving and entertaining as Billy Roche examines how men relate to men and to women.

Decadent Theatre Company toured The Cavalcaders in 2013 around Ireland to 12 venues.

“…a wonderful, wistful memory play” – Irish Times

“ reservations, no qualifications: this is a superb play” – Irish Evening Press



Directed by Andrew Flynn

Music and Sound Design: Carl Kennedy

Lighting Design: Mike O’Halloran

Set Design: Owen MacCarthaigh

Costume Design: Petra Bhreatnach

With: Garrett Keogh, Robert Bannon, Liam Heffernan, Dermot Murphy, Marion O’Dwyer and Jane McGrath


Irish Theatre Magazine
No More Workhorse


Roscommon Arts Centre 24th – 26th Oct

Civic Theatre Tallaght 29th Oct – 2nd Nov

The Linenhall Arts Centre 4th & 5th Nov

An Grianan Theatre 8th & 9th Nov

Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo 12th & 13th Nov

Mullingar Arts Centre 15th & 16th Nov

Riverbank Arts Centre 19th & 20th Nov

Backstage Theatre Longford 22nd & 23rd Nov

Droichead Arts Centre 26th & 27th Nov

Ramor Theatre Virginia 29th & 30th Nov

Draíocht Arts Centre 3rd & 4th Dec

Pavilion Theatre 5th – 7th Dec

Cavalcaders on Set