An all-female play with a stellar cast comes to An Taibhdhearc next month, featuring TV stars Charlotte Bradley (An Bronntannas), Tara Breathnach, (A Nightingale Falling, Anne Boleyn), Fionnuala Ní Fhlatharta (Ros na Rún), Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Mimi O’Carroll (Eipic).
In the wake of the Waking the Feminists campaign, An Taibhdhearc theatre is delighted to take the bull by the horns…or is that the hen by the horns, by presenting Cinneadh Na Circe, a new Irish language translation of the all-female play, ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’, by Jimmy Murphy – a play about five women on a hen night in the hills of Connemara, but all is not roses in the bride’s garden and the women’s friendship is sorely tested.
It is translated by John Keane and directed by Lara Campbell.
Anne McCabe, Artistic Director of An Taibhdhearc, said: “Waking the Feminists woke me up! And it’s true that there is so little good work for women actors, and it’s about time we dealt with contemporary women’s stories on stage.”
Anne met Jimmy Murphy last year in Galway when he was in An Taibhdhearc to see a production of his most famous play ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’ as Gaeilge by Aisteoirí an Spidéil. They got talking and a few days later he sent her his play, ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’.
“It was really timely and it’s a case of ‘carpe diem’- so we are seizing the moment, for modern Irish women in 2016.”
The production will run in An Taibhdhearc on Middle Street in Galway City from 5-9 April.