Zac Entertainment Group & Plimsoll Line Entertainment
Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. June 14th, 2015
Written By: Billy Kilkenny
Giselle O'Meara: Molly
Meghan La Grandeur: Peg
Director: Billy Kilkenny
Composer: Billy & Stephen Kilkenny
"The musicians, singers and dancers use their Irish traditions to express themselves as they live through the tense build up, emotional highs and lows, the bitter battles and the ultimate surrender of the Rising." - Allevents
“I seriously felt the tension and emotions of the Easter Rising while watching the show. It was so powerful and emotional.” - Anne Waldang, Margaret & Richard Mulligan
“I couldn't praise Ireland Rises highly enough, it was simply brilliant! The performance from each cast member was fantastic.” - Rita Toolan & Betty Flannery
"Their stories loosely interweave, but Kilkenny’s inspired coup is to gather an ensemble of superb traditional artists who whirl, tap, sing and play us into submission." - The Times
IRELAND RISES is an exciting Irish production consisting of some of the best Irish musicians, singers and dancers, taking place this summer in the heart of DUBLIN CITY. With the centenary of the 1916 Irish Rising fast approaching, tourists from around the world are coming to the country to commemorate Ireland's journey to freedom.
Set in McGovern's public house on Liffey Street, Dublin the cast find themselves trapped in the pub as the six days of the Easter Rising is condensed into one night.
The musicians, singers and dancers use their Irish traditions to express themselves as they live through the tense build up, emotional highs and lows, the bitter battles and the ultimate surrender of the Rising. With stunning visual and sound effects, IRELAND RISES promises to be the 'must see' show of the year.
Ireland's top Irish musicians play their Fiddle, Bodhran, Box, Whistle, Banjo and Piano alongside three professional Irish singers and Dancers taking you on a JOURNEY OF IRELANDS FREEDOM.