Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024


Presented by Hawks Well Theatre

Written & performed by: Niamh McGrath

Directed by: Seamus O’Rourke

Age Suitability: 15+

Running Time: 60min –  no interval

Some dreams can’t be stomped on!

Set in a sleepy town in Sligo, Grace O’Malley – the Warrior Queen is reincarnated as a coffee horsebox entrepreneur, high on debt and low on self-esteem. When a blast from her past wrestling rival Ruby Stephens arrives in town, decades after making it big, Grace’s world is literally turned upside down. When a chance at a cashprize comes her way so does a shot at an unforeseen redemption, as she contends to win back her title which she lost at the U18’s Community Games in ’94. Some dreams can’t be stomped on!


‘A must see– Leitrim Observer



Niamh McGrath was an original cast member of Alone it Stands, which toured internationally with over 500 shows. She had much critical acclaim as the co-writer of Looking Deadly, a Show in a Bag initiative with Dublin Fringe in 2017, which enjoyed an all-Ireland tour.

Dates & Venues

Wed January 18th 2023 – 8:00 pm
Ballynoe Community Centre
Tickets at door

Thu January 19th 2023 – 8:00 pm
The Mall Arts Centre Youghal
Tickets at door

Fri January 20th 2023 – 8:00 pm
Bartlemy Parish Hall
Tickets at door

Sat January 21st 2023 – 8:00 pm
St George's Arts and Heritage Centre
Tickets at door

Sun January 22nd 2023 – 8:00 pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy
Tickets at door