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Hawk’s Well Theatre Commission & Production – World Premiere


At Lissadell Church

Hawk’s Well Theatre Commission & Production – World Premiere At Lissadell Church

“My enemies will make a monster out of me, my friends a heroine and both will be equally wide of the truth.”
A powerful and unique new production explores the enigmatic figure of Constance de Markievicz, presenting the artist, activist and revolutionary through her own words, set in the stunning surrounds of Lissadell Church.

A well-known yet illusive figure, the complexities, contradictions and above all extraordinary humanity of Constance de Markievicz remains largely unknown.

Reflecting on her life and legacy and featuring an octet of traditional Irish and classical musicians, Constance combines original compositions by Michael Rooney with Constance’s prose and poetry to create a rich sonic experience that celebrates one of Ireland’s most iconic figures.

Written and directed by: Kellie Hughes
Music by: Michael Rooney
Sound: Joe Hunt
Lighting: Michael Cummins
Actor: Nichola MacEvilly
Musicians: Niamh Crowley, Stephen Doherty, David Doocey, John Joe Kelly, Clare Horler, Marie O’Byrne
Shaza O’Hara and Michael Rooney