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Gonne


  • The New Theatre 43 East Essex Street East Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 Y306 Ireland (map)
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Gonne

The New Theatre

“Revolution plotting was a real boys’ club, in that they met in a boys-only club to plot the revolution.”

Maud Gonne has taken to the stage to tell the story of her life. For the sake of ‘balance’, W.B. Yeats has also taken to the stage to tell the story of her life. You can decide for yourselves which version you believe, but Yeats’ has more romance and alliteration. Also, he has a Nobel Prize, so…

Join Maud as she takes you through the momentous events of her life - her affair with a French republican, leading protests against the British Empire, dabbling in the occult and a short but significant acting career - to weave a complex portrait of a woman fighting for the right to fight. There may be some interruptions from Yeats, who doesn’t feel their one-sided romance gets the attention it deserves in Maud’s script, and Lady Gregory, who just wants everyone to get along. Expect poetry, protests, and a slight deviation from historical fact, as Maud challenges her legacy as an artistic muse.

“t was a breath of fresh air and it deservedly raised a great deal of laughter from the audience!
— NO MORE WORKHORSE
Earlier Event: May 21
Good Love
Later Event: June 4
KITT PHILIPPA