Presented by Irish Repertory Theatre Company UK
Sheehy Skeffington: Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette by Rosalind Scanlon
This one-woman show pays tribute to Ireland’s leading suffragette, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington.
It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing experience during Ireland’s Easter Rising in 1916, when her husband Frank was brutally murdered.
Hanna was, at the time of her death (in 1946), described in The Irish Times as “the ablest woman in Ireland”. An ardent feminist and pacifist she suffered greatly for her political beliefs but her spirit and passion could never be broken.
This compelling piece of theatre cleverly manages to encapsulate the story of this remarkable woman’s arduous life.
“It is terrific that this play about my grandmother is finally coming to Dublin, the location of most of her activist life.”
– Micheline Sheehy Skeffington.
Cast and Creatives
|Lights and Sound:
||Sam De Santi
“A gripping, unforgettable and compelling piece of theatre – so simply told. Not to be missed!”
-- City Limits
“This play leaves one with an unpartisan sense of rage and has the authority of successfully invoked history”
-- What’s On In London.
“This play cuts to the heart and offers a vivid sense of stirring times – It is truly an enriching portrait of a lady of whom Dublin can be justly proud.”
-- Irish Times
“The Sheehy-Skeffingtons were remarkable and courageous people and it is with great love and care that Rosalind Scanlon has assembled this powerful portrait.“
-- Time Out UK
“Rosalind Scanlon’s play, is a compelling piece of theatre which cleverly manages to encapsulate the story of Ireland’s most remarkable woman’s long and at times, arduous life. Ailis Duff brings great energy and passion to the role, and is definitely a talent to watch“
-- Anne Flaherty. The Irish World
“Rosalind Scanlon’s solo play about one of the most crucial figures of 20th century Ireland is a wonder to behold that has stayed with me many years after I saw it in London”
-- Donal O Kelly (Actor)
“After her feminist, pacifist husband Francis was murdered in cold blood, all Hanna had left was her voice and she shouted loud and clear to get justice for women and for Ireland. This play encapsulates her life brilliantly”
-- Se Merry Doyle Director of the Documentary Film ‘Hanna and Me.’
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