LATEST NEWS: PRISON NOTEBOOKS TO PREMIERE IN INTIMATE GALLERY SPACE AT AN TÁIN MID-SEPTEMBER
After several Covid postponements over the past 3 years, PRISON NOTEBOOKS finally opens at the Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk on 15th, 16th and 17th September at the early start time of 19.30. The piece is based on the Civil War gaol journals of DOROTHY MACARDLE. Performed by Sharon McArdle, directed by Declan Gorman, choreographed by Ella Clarke, with songs by Sophie Coyle.
An intimate diary of six months as a political prisoner is adapted into a fascinating theatrical journey. Vivid portraits of fellow prisoners, tales of ghostly apparitions and devastating accounts of deprivation blend with dreamscapes and paranormal episodes in this original performance which premieres at An Táin Arts Centre after almost five years of archive research and workshop exploration.
Dorothy Macardle was a daughter of Sir Thomas Macardle, Dundalk brewing magnate. She rejected her background and became a Civil War Republican propagandist. Later in life, she became a renowned Gothic novelist and Hollywood writer. A remarkable journey into the mind of a remarkable Dundalk woman. Seating strictly limited.
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I am a playwright, director, performer and public artist with a practice that has covered many aspects of the arts. At the core is an unswerving belief in the power of live performance – the working towards it and the sharing of it – to change, entertain, question, and somehow to make the world around us a better and more exciting place.
This website contains information about current projects; selected archive materials; resources and a “News & Views” section which combines news with occasional reflections and personal essays, mainly but not exclusively about the arts.