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LATEST NEWS: PRISON NOTEBOOKS TRANSFERS TO SMOCK ALLEY, DUBLIN 15 & 16 NOVEMBER

After several Covid postponements over the past 3 years, PRISON NOTEBOOKS finally opened at the Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk on 15th, 16th and 17th September. I am delighted the show will have a further 2 performances at Smock Alley on 15 & 16 Novmeber. 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.

PRSON NOTEBOOKS – SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE 15-16 NOV

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. 

Booking and info HERE

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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.

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