This spring our production of ‘Ledwidge’ by Gerard Humphreys, went on a national tour to celebrate the centenary of Great War poet.
The tour took us to The Lyric Theatre – Belfast, Theatre Royal – Waterford, St. John’s Theatre – Listowel, Friarsgate Theatre – Kilmallock, Watergate Theatre – Kilkenny, Riverbank Arts Centre – Newbridge, Solstice Arts Centre – Navan, The Source Arts Centre – Thurles, The Pavilion Theatre – Dún
Laoghaire in March and April with the following cast and crew:
Ethan Dillon – Francis Ledwidge
Barbara Dempsey – Katie Conyngham
Amy O’Dwyer – Ellie Vaughey
Katie O’Kelly – Shivvie
Ian Meehan – Timmie/Dunsany
Anthony Fox – Director
Stage Manager – Cèin Sookram
Tour Liaison and Development – Jim Myers
Set Design – Orla Reynolds
Lighting Design – Cathy O’Carroll
Score – Ciara McElholm
Costume – Jessica Dunne
The production earned some glowing reviews in the press:
“Humphreys manages to create the sweep of history with extraordinary finesse”
“Beautifully directed by Anthony Fox”
“Sensitive, deeply felt performance from Ethan Dillon”
– Emer O’Kelly, The Sunday Independent
Now we’d like to extend our gratitude to our Friends and supporters without whom it really would not have been possible.
For their work in the area of developing New Writing at The New Theatre, we would also like to thank Nora Kelly Lester, who was instrumental in bringing many new scripts to the stage, and Chris O’Rourke, who came on board as Consulting Literary Director, particularly working with Michael Marshall on Happy Birthday Jacob which is to return in August.
We wish them both every success in their future endeavours.
SUPPORTED BY UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE