The Cavalcaders

Terry and his friends Josie, Rory and Ted spend their days as cobblers and their nights as The Cavalcaders, a barbershop quartet of local renown.

But life has taken its toll on Terry and past betrayals cast long shadows.

Billy Roche’s classic memory play takes you on a journey back in time to the 1990s, to heartache, companionship and the redemptive power of song.

The Cavalcaders is a comic and tender portrait of life in small-town, pre-Celtic Tiger Ireland and those who lived there.

Druid Ensemble member Aaron Monaghan directs an all-singing cast led by fellow Ensemble member Garrett Lombard, which also includes Amelia Crowley, Naoise Dunbar, Sean Kearns, Éilish McLaughlin and Tiernan Messitt-Greene.

This new production opens in The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid's home in Galway, before embarking on a national tour this summer.

Estimated running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

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Illustration by Rob Torrans

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  • Breda Amelia Crowley
  • Rory Naoise Dunbar
  • Josie Sean Kearns
  • Terry Garrett Lombard
  • Nuala Éilish McLaughlin
  • Ted Tiernan Messitt-Greene


  • Writer Billy Roche
  • Director Aaron Monaghan
  • Set and Lighting Design Ciaran Bagnall
  • Sound Design and Composition Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
  • Costume Design Clíodhna Hallissey
  • Musical Director Morgan Cooke
  • Hair and Make-Up Gráinne Coughlan