Online presentation of
Inside The GPO
to mark the 105th anniversary of the Rising
From 1-5 April
Cast includes: Karen Ardiff, Orla Fitzgerald, Liz FitzGibbon,
Gavin Fullam, Manus Halligan, Aidan Kelly,
Ronan Leahy, Michael Glenn Murphy, Don Wycherley,
Louis Deslis, Martha Dunlea, Carolyn Donnelly, Tom Duffy,
Desmond Eastwood, Ali Hardiman, Daniel McDermott,
Meg O’Brien and Gavan O’Connor Duffy.
Olivier award winning Fishamble: The New Play Company, renowned for bringing new Irish work to stages in Ireland and abroad, are giving audiences another chance to see Inside The GPO, this Easter.
From 1-5 April audiences can look forward to an online presentation of Fishamble's hugely popular 2016 site-specific production Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy from 1 – 5 April 2021, to mark the 105th anniversary of the Rising.
This unprecedented documentary drama, directed by Jim Culleton, gave audiences the opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, performed in the main hall of the GPO itself. Audiences witnessed the rebel leadership navigate the perils of the Rising across the five days during which they occupied the GPO.
Over Easter Weekend audiences can experience this remarkable piece of theatre at home. Tickets cost just €5 and €10, and last for the full 5-day run – they can be bought via www.fishamble.com/itgpo.
This footage has been upgraded and remastered with support from Culture Ireland, and in partnership with a network of theatre organisations, Irish Heritage & Cultural centres, and Irish Studies courses internationally, including the New York Irish Center, Solas Nua, Corrib Theatre, AEDEI and IASIL.
About Inside The GPO:
'Wonderful production' President Michael D Higgins
'Vigorous... affecting... persuasive drama' The Stage
'Superb play... direction is breathtaking... utterly memorable...not to be missed' Sunday Independent
'Vigorous production' ★★★★ The Irish Times
The creative team included: Writer Colin Murphy, Director Jim Culleton, Dramaturg Gavin Kostick, Scenic & Costume Design Niamh Lunny, Lighting Design Mark Galione, Sound Design Carl Kennedy and Movement Director Bryan Burroughs.
On Monday, they seized and secured the building, repelling the first attacks.
On Tuesday, they attempted to deal with looting on O'Connell St.
On Wednesday, the shelling started.
On Thursday, the building caught fire.
On Friday, they were forced to evacuate.
Inside the GPO was presented in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, Ireland 2016, An Post, DublinTown, & Arnotts. This footage of the play was filmed by White Thorn Films.
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