The Bottom Dog Theatre Company will present a production of ‘What Happened Bridgie Cleary’ at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on September 5th (8pm). Tickets are priced at €18 (€15 concession).
In 1895 Tipperary woman Bridget Cleary was burnt to death by her husband. His defence? She was a fairy, replaced by a changeling. Her crime? Being a sensual independent woman who didn’t conform to what was expected of her.
‘What Happened Bridgie Cleary’, written by Tom MacIntyre, is a poetic and dramatic interpretation of this local story. Starring Joanne Ryan (‘Ros na Rún’), who was nominated this year for an Irish Times Theatre Award for her portrayal, alongside well-known actor Myles Breen and Pius McGrath.
With an original sound scape by Stephen Ryan (of the Choice Music Prize nominated band windings) and directed by John Anthony Murphy, this is another must-see production from Limerick’s Bottom Dog Theatre company.
Contact the box office on 0504 90204 for details.