Where the Wildflowers Grow

Curious State @ Theatre Royal, Waterford - June, 2024




We are so excited to share with you details of ‘Where the Wildflowers Grow’, a new play by our artistic director, Nicholas Kavanagh, which was performed at Theatre Royal, Waterford, in June, 2024.


Pockets O’Hara lives in a tiny room in the city. This room has one miniature, circular window, which alerts him to the passage of time. Early each day, he walks the streets planting seeds in the cracks between pavements, bringing vibrant colour to the grey cityscape of towering buildings. With no garden of his own, Pockets reclaims the city, little by little, growing plants whenever and wherever he can.


This beautiful  promenade show traveled through the Theatre Royal building before flowing out into the theatre’s urban biodiversity garden and onto the nearby city streets. Pockets and his troupe of actor-musicians guided their audience with live music and song on a magical journey through time, space, illuminations, and aural reimaginings in a charming, unplugged, climate-conscious, theatrical experience.



‘Where the Wildflowers Grow’ was a recipient of the Creative Climate Action fund, an initiative from the Creative Ireland Programme, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.


CreativeIrl Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon


Images from the production

Photography by Colin Shanahan and Waterford In Your Pocket