Devious Theatre Presents The Roaring Banshees at Smock Alley Theatre This August

Posted July 17, 2019 in Theatre Features

An original, stylish and funny new play, highlighting the forgotten role of women in the political landscape of the early 20th century comes to Smock Alley Theatre this August.

Featuring a seven-strong all-female cast, The Roaring Banshees is an exciting new production from The Devious Theatre Company, set in Chicago in 1923.

Following a failed assassination attempt a rogue Cumann na mBan unit have just fled across the Atlantic to escape the law. With Prohibition in full swing, they earn their keep by making bootleg poitín and selling it on to the Chicago mob. But it’s not long before a gang war breaks out with them caught in the middle, and the lethal skills they honed back home hunting Black and Tans are taken to the bullet-strewn streets of the Windy City.

The second blackly-comic installment of the Ripping Yarn Trilogy, The Roaring Banshees is presented by the Kilkenny-based Devious Theatre Company.

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 12 – 31 August, 7.30pm €18 / €16 | 01-6770014

The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny 1 – 3 August, 8pm €17 / €15 056-7761674

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Nessa Matthews – Red Alice Bannion
Ali Fox – Kitty ‘The Knife’ McGillicutty
Amy Dunne – Molly Malone
Aoife Spratt – Flossie ‘The Farmer’ Farrell
Clodagh Mooney-Duggan – Bernadette McGurk
Laura Brady – Concepta Bloom
Áine Ní Laoghaire – Síona na gCopaleen

Writers: Peter McGann & John Morton
Director: Sarah Baxter
Producer: Clara Purcell
Set & Costume Designer: Áine O’Hara
Lighting Designer: John Gunning


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