100 years on from a remarkable revolution of visionaries and poets, this event explores the writings and ideals of the leaders of the Easter Rising in a spectacular dramatisation and musical interpretation inspired by their lives, their work, and their words. With a script written by those who fought in the Easter Rising, actress Elaine O’Dea interprets the written words of its participants to a backdrop of archive footage of Ireland one hundred years ago.
Complimenting these enactments, the poetry and accounts of the Rising’s leaders inspire a new musical response to their vision. Lorcán Mac Mathúna’s specially commissioned show interprets the vision of these revolutionaries and the impact they made on Irish life then and since. Bringing the vision and words of the leaders of the Easter Rising dramatically to stage, 1916-Visionaries and their Words, celebrates the works and vision of some of Ireland’s foremost thinkers and writers of the 20th Century, including: Pearse, Plunkett, and Connolly.
Supported by An Comhairle Ealaíonn as part of ‘Ireland 2016’