Kathleen fights to bring up her children Liam and Kirsty when her husband Connor is transported to Botany Bay. Her love for her family sustains the strength she needs to overcome the attentions ofA new musical by John Hurley. The musical opens at the Draiocht Theatre Dublin on Thursday the 23rd February2006. The show will hopefully transfer to London's West End in October 2006. A 226 page hardback book of the novel with CD of four tracks from the show. Set in the west of Ireland in the 19th Century Seagulls Dance is a tumultuous story of love revenge heartbreak and struggle.