28th September - 29th September
Irish Repertory Theatre Company UK presents:
‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington –
Reminiscences of an Irish Suffragette’
Written and Directed By Rosalind Scanlon
Starring Ailis Duff as ‘Hanna.’
To celebrate this suffrage anniversary year, for three performances only, Playwright and Theatre Director, Rosalind Scanlon, brings her powerful one-woman show to The Irish Cultural Centre. The play pays tribute to Ireland’s suffragette ‘Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’. It portrays her fight for Irish women’s suffrage, her time spent in Mountjoy Prison, her work during Dublin’s 1913 ‘Lockout’ and her harrowing and unforgettable experiences during Ireland’s Easter Rising in April 1916.’ In 2016, the production had a sell out run at ‘The Tabard Theatre’, for which it received outstanding reviews.
“This play leaves one with an unpartisan sense of rage and has the authority of successfully invoked history.”– What’s On In London.
“This play cuts to the heart and offers a vivid sense of stirring times. It is truly an enriching portrait of a lady of whom Dublin can be justly proud.”– Irish Times
“The Sheehy-Skeffingtons were remarkable and courageous people, and it is with great love and care that Rosalind Scanlon has assembled this powerful portrait.”– Time Out