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29 August - 2 September

The Space

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1963. A Penitent Magdalen Laundry in the fictional area of Killmacha, Ireland. A new era is dawning: attitudes are changing in and around the second Vatican Council and outside, society is becoming more influenced by rock n’ roll each day. These two wholly opposing worlds should never meet, especially in Catholic Ireland.

First staged in 1992, Patricia Burke Brogan’s debut play was one of the first dramas to show the real life plight of the women incarcerated inside Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries. In a new Off West End revival, tragedy and hilarity in equal measure draws the audience deep into the world of Eclipsed with little chance of escape.

Writer: Patricia Burke Brogan
Director: FilthyCOW
Performers: Danielle Brook Weir, Roisin Brehony, Rosie Orchison, Maryrose Swarbrick, Ellamae Cieslik, Clementine Webb, Francesca Swarbrick, Katie Glaister
Composer: Louis Brehony

Join FilthyCOW for a post show Q and A on Thursday 31st August.
Contains smoking and adult themes. Recommended for ages 14+.

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‘Patricia Burke Brogan’s stunning glimpse into horrid reality is more than just another Irish play; it’s a cunningly sharp attack on some of the dictates of the Catholic Church.’ Theatre Banshee

‘There is little an audience can do to prepare itself for the emotional experience that is Eclipsed’ Kawarthanow.com

‘Ultimately, the play conveys that these were real, living and breathing people, and not mere news items.’ Irish Examiner

‘It is a harrowing play, written with feeling and power and grappling with some dark truths about life in Ireland that were concealed for too long’ The Irish Times

Running Time: 90 minutes

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Dates: 29 August - 2 September

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