We have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner for The Girls of Dublin at the Sugar Club on Sunday November 2nd. To be in with a chance of winning, just email your name and day time telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of the area in Dublin where the play is based (the answer is below!). Make sure you put The Girls of Dublin in the subject line of the email. Closing date for entries is Friday Oct 31st at 1pm. Tickets are non-transferable and you must be over 18 to enter.
Overview of the play:
The Girls of Dublin Town is the account of the fateful night in March 1925 that spelled the end of the once lively area known as the Monto, once one of Europe’s biggest red light districts. The story is told from the perspective of three Madams who are caught on the cusp of history between the old ways of the empire and the formation of Irelands Free State combined with the rising power of the Church.
Based around the real life events that happened on Friday the 13th of March 1925, this play is gives a voice to the larger than life women running the brothels of Monto, known for being frequented by everyone from James Joyce to the British Royal family. Today, even the names of the streets have been changed to leave no trace of its former decadence.
The Girls of Dublin Town will also feature live music from the era. Through storytelling and songs, you will be given the unique opportunity to go back in a time erased from our history books…
Originally named ‘Ladies Night’ it was staged in the Five Lamps Festival for a sellout run. We have now lengthened it and renamed it ‘The Girls of Dublin Town’ and are staging it for two nights next week at The Sugar Club. For more information visit the facebook.
30th of November in Sean O Casey Theatre East Wall
2-3 November in The Sugar Club – Doors open 19:30 – From 10 euros
The Girls of Dublin Town, a play by Fionnuala Halpin, opens at the end of October 2014 and brings us back in time to relive Ireland’s untold history.
Jacinta: Isobel Mahon
Mary: Geraldine McAlinden
Imelda: Michelle Costello
Francie: Robert Harrington
Frank E Lubin: Alan Burke
Martha : Sarah Reddy
Narrator: Gary Fitzpatrick
Special guest appearances before the play by French chanteuse Caroline Moreau and Ms Minnie (Thatniceukulelelady) respectively on the 2nd and 3rd of November in The Sugar Club. + Original Cocktails on the night and a chance to dance flapper style after the show!