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The Passion of the Playboy Riots
On from 04 Jan 2018 till 06 Jan 2018
The Bread and Roses Theatre
by Neil Weatherall
Genre(s): New Writing

Tickets: £10 - £12

About: The Passion of the Playboy Riots

‘The Passion of the Playboy Riots highlights the role that the Abbey Theatre in Dublin played during the years surrounding the Easter Rising of 1916 and the origins of the IRA. The play is based on the published writings of WB Yeats and Lady Gregory, the founders of the Irish Literary Theatre and Patrick Pearse, a school teacher and the first leader of the rising to face the firing squad’.


WB Yeats – Neil Weatherall
Lady Gregory – Vanessa Corradi
Patrick Pearse – Justin McKenna
Stage Manager – Cameron Bell

Team Member

Producer – Cameron Bell
Director – John Dunne
Writer – Neil Weatherall


‘Taut, funny and thought provoking’ – Professor R.F. Foster, award winning author of ‘Yeats: A Life’
‘Brilliant, moving and persuasive.’ – Professor Mark Edmundson, University of Virginia
‘A theatrical tinderbox’ – The Reviews Hub
‘Intelligent, witty…Go check it out.’ – Vanessa Monaghan, RTE

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