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Violet Gibson

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Alice Barry 

  • Synopsis

    In 1926 Irish aristocrat Violet Gibson (aged 49) shot Benito Mussolini the then Italian Prime Minister. Everyone except Violet thought it was madness. The fate of Violet hinged on whether she would stand trial as a political criminal or be declared insane. We hear Violet's self effacing and often funny account of her absurd life governed by illness, death and the shackles of a male dominated Victorian society. Her questioning nature will not let her fiddle and twaddle her days away with nosegays and needlepoint and she strives to achieve something meaningful in her life. Psychological exploration brings her to religion and moral obligation. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Performer Alice Barry
Production Team  
Director Jason Byrne
Lighting Designer Steve Neale
Sound Designer Rob Moloney

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Noggin Theatre

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353(0)872989784

  • Email

    info@noggintheatre.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the premiere production's promotional material with additional information taken from the company website and press cuttings.