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Wild Sky

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Deirdre Kinahan 

  • Notes

    A Meath County Council Arts Office commission in commemoration of the 1916 Rising.

  • Synopsis

    Wild Sky reveals the interlocking lives of Josie Dunne and Tom Farrell. Josie who became politicised after a meeting with those unmanagables, Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Tom who meandered into history because he was deeply in love with Josie, only no one told Josie. Her political drive was his inspiration, he was secretly hoping that 1916 would somehow act as a catalyst for a more permanent and intimate bond between them. Things are never as they seem, the catalyst was far bigger than either of them imagined. As the Rising plays out, there is a crisscrossing of the cost in human terms and in private terms.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    19 February 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by David Teevan, Ten42 Productions in association with Meath County Council Arts Office.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Rossnaree House, Slane, Co. Meath.

Original Cast  
Josie Dunne Caitríona Ennis
Tom Farrell Ian Toner
Production Team  
Director Jo Mangan
Producer David Teevan
Lighting Designer Kevin Smith
Music Arranged by Susan McKeown
Singer Mary Murray
Set and Costume Designer Niamh Lunny

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Wild Sky

  • Year

    2016

  • Published By

    Meath County Council Arts Office

  • Address

    Buvinda House
    Navan
    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Website

    www.meath.ie

  • ISBN

    0610696079756

RIGHTS INFORMATION

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.