Details of a new site specific play called Inside the GPO have just been announced which will be staged… well, I’m sure you worked out where. It’s written by Colin Murphy who previously worked on Guaranteed! and Bailed Out! and produced by Fishamble theatre. Tickets go on sale only from the Fishamble web site on Thursday and full details are below.
INSIDE THE GPO – a new play by Colin Murphy
staged in the main Post Office hall of the GPO, O’Connell Street –
for a strictly limited run from 29th March – 9th April, 2016 – Booking opens Thursday 25th February
Details have been announced of Fishamble: The New Play Company’s next exciting production, Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy, the must-see cultural event at the heart of the 1916 commemorations. This unprecedented documentary drama, directed by Jim Culleton, is a once-in-a-century opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, in the main Post Office hall of the GPO itself.
Audiences will witness the rebel leadership navigate the perils of the Rising across the five days during which they occupied the GPO. On Monday, they seize and secure the building, and repel the first attacks. On Tuesday, they attempt to deal with looting on O’Connell St. On Wednesday, the shelling starts. On Thursday, the building goes on fire. On Friday, they are forced to evacuate. People buckle under pressure. Tensions run high. They constantly have to revise their plans and expectations.
Cast: Karen Ardiff, Orla Fitzgerald, Liz Fitzgibbon, Gavin Fullam, Manus Halligan, Aidan Kelly, Ronan Leahy, Michael Glenn Murphy, and Don Wycherley
Writer Colin Murphy
Director Jim Culleton
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Set & Costume Designer Niamh Lunny
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Movement Director Bryan Burroughs
Stage Manager Tara Doolan
Line Producer Aisling O’Brien
Producer Eva Scanlan