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Sisters of the Rising


  • Playwright

    Christiane O'Mahony 

  • Synopsis

    It's 1936. DeValera commemorates the heroes of 1916 with pomp and ceremony. But some are forgotten. Disillusioned by her sister's omission, Josie O'Farrell is compelled to tell her story. Easter Monday 1916, a determined young Josie and her sister Gillian join the march at liberty hall and find their way into the GPO for an adventure that changes their lives forever.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 March 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Naomi Daly as part of Cork City Council's 1916 | 2016 centenary programme.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The Everyman

Original Cast  
Gill O'Farrell Roseanne Lynch
Jo O'Farrell Christiane O'Mahony
Production Team  
Director Anushka Senanayake
Producer Naomi Daly
Set & Lighting Designer Brian Mitchell
Movement Advisor Andy Crook
Stage Manager Declan Leonard
Graphic Design Antonietta D'Amico
Production Photography Enrique Carnicero
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The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.