If you fancy a spot of lunchtime theatre then why not pop along to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May at 1.10pm to catch ‘Rebel Rebel’.
This play is set in Dublin on April 24th 1916. Dropping their costumes in the dressing room, two of Ireland’s leading actors abandon their matinee of Yeats’ Cathleen Ni Houlihan, the play which more than any other in the Abbey’s repertoire symbolised the link between the cultural revival and the Irish revolution. Instead, they take their revolvers and march to Dublin Castle. Inciting each other all the way, they fire the first shots of the rebellion changing the course of Irish history.
Created by LIR graduates Aisling O’Mara and Robbie O’Connor and Directed by Louise Lowe for Show in a Bag 2015, Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, the critically acclaimed REBEL REBEL played to sold-out houses for the duration of the run and was nominated for the Bewley’s Little Gem Award (Most Exciting Production under 60 mins). This historical play (derived from real-life testimonies) chronicles the eventful first hour of the 1916 Easter Rebellion when two Abbey actors, Helena Molony and Sean Connolly take over Dublin Castle, leading to him being fatally shot in her arms on the roof of City Hall. Starring Aisling O’Mara & Aonghus Og McAnally and directed by Louise Lowe.
Audience members can enjoy an optional lunch with the performance which will be served from 12.30pm and this must be pre-booked through the Roscommon Arts Centre Box Office on 09066 25824.