The Cavalcaders

‘a resolutely feelgood drama ... performed with perfect harmony’ The Irish Times

‘Director Aaron Monaghan has a perfect instinct for performance’ Irish Independent

‘Garrett Lombard is an electrifying Terry’ Sunday Independent

‘a rousing theatrical experience from the best in the business’ Tuam Herald

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.

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

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Show Programme

Explore an archive copy of the show programme.

Show Trailer

Rehearsal Video 1

Rehearsal Video 2

Production Images

Rehearsal Images



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

Creative Team

  • 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