The Trial of Madame de Markievicz is currently in the middle of a nationwide tour.
**** ‘… an imaginative cracker of a play, skilfully structured and acted with the kind of passion the subject needs,’
‘This performance will undoubtedly prove popular among theatre enthusiasts and historians alike.’
This play by Dr Ann Matthews, together with Gearoid Humphreys’ Lockdown, which returned and toured due to popular demand earlier in the year, make up The New Theatre’s own contributions to the commemorations, discussions and events surrounding the historic anniversary of the Easter Rising.
As well as this, McKenna’s Fort by Arnold Thomas Fanning, now showing, deals with the extraordinary story of Roger Casement and his involvement with the events of 1916 in an unexpected way.
“One might think that one has seen it all and reached 1916 saturation point, but that is where The New Theatre’s McKenna’s Fort steps in.”
Why not mark the occasion by seeing one of these shows this Easter?
Above, left-right: Madame de Markievicz On Trial, Lockdown (image: Al Craig),
Left: McKenna’s Fort (image: Ste Murray)