NewDay Productions in association with Biscuits For Breakfast Theatre Company
22 Nov – 3 Dec | Boys School
both with stubborn Irish blood which compels them to speak the truth and conquer adversity. These two one-woman plays explore their memoirs & inspirational stories in this exciting evening of new writing.
No shows on Sunday 27th November
Book for both shows for only €22.50/20 conc Book the Double Bill
A Fit Wife For A Revolutionary | 7:30pm
Biscuits For Breakfast Theatre Company
“Does it matter who gets the honours, as long as the work is done”
Following a hugely successful premiere at the London Irish Centre earlier this year, Biscuits For Breakfast & West End performer Sharon Sexton are delighted to be bringing Kathleen Clarke’s story home to Dublin.
Republican, revolutionary, president of the central branch of Cumann na mBan and wife of the first signatory of the Proclamation of the Republic, Mrs. Kathleen Clarke played a pivotal role in Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising.
However, while many of her political sisters fought in the field alongside the men, Kathleen was selected to be the secret custodian of the IRB’s finances and classified documents and so was forced to stay out of the line of fire.
During the gruelling and intense week of fighting, Kathleen was confined to the four walls and small garden of her own home on North Great George’s Street with only her thoughts, hopes and fears to keep her company as she watched the city burn.
This new insightful and evocative piece of theatre tells the story of one of Ireland’s bravest and unsung heroines and her experience of the week that changed Irish History.
***** “A one woman wonder” – whats been seen
***** “Flawless” – three weeks
***** “ A tour De Force” – the public reviews
***** “A Beaufitfully crafted and concise portrait” – the Guide
“Every Irish person should see this play – deeply moving” – audience London Irish Centre
“An incredible tribute to a wonderful woman” – audience London Irish Centre
“A story that needs to reach a wider audience, beautifully told” – audience London Irish Centre
“I wasn’t expecting that. An eye opener!” – audience London Irish Centre
Left Hand Lost | 9pm
“…bring the madness out into the open. Keep it under wraps and it erupts into war and violence” Dory Previn
A brand new show with original script, Left Hand Lost tells the extraordinary life-story of Irish-American lyricist, singer songwriter and poet Dory Previn. Born in 1925 in New Jersey into a rigidly Catholic Irish family, Dory was a tortured artist who struggled a harrowing upbringing, inner demons and oppression, to become a critically acclaimed, Emmy award winning musician.
Woven together with her unique songbook, this one woman show featuring Laura Kelly portrays Dory Previn’s journey from her ‘Bog Trotter’ beginnings to her inspirational handling of mental illness, all with uncompromising honesty. A mesmeric tale of survival and inner strength.
Age Suitability: 13+Book for Left Hand Lost