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DOUBLE BILL: Unshakeable Spirits (A Fit Wife for a Revolutionary) – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Sharon Sexton Director: Cillian O’Donnachadha Reviewer: Laura Marriott A Fit Wife For a Revolutionary focuses in on the rarely mentioned Kathleen Clarke, wife of the first signatory of the Proclamation Thomas Clarke and a revolutionary in her own right. Her story is fascinating and Sharon Sexton is marvellous as Kathleen Clarke. The play encompasses the events of Easter week 1916. ...

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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: Sisters of the Rising – Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway

Writer: Christiane O'Mahony Director: Anushka Senanayake Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Christiane O’Mahony’s play is on message where it highlights the airbrushing of women from the history of the 1916 Easter Rising. The narrative, as it unfolds on the sparsely furnished stage, introduces two sisters, Josie and Gillian O’Farrell, one a defiant tomboy, the other boy-mad and more concerned with getting married ...

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