‘Four Wedding Dresses and a Funeral Coat’ is a working progress production that combines dramatic scenes with dance and music in Richmond Barracks to explore how the lives of Kitty Kiernan and her sisters became interwoven with some of Ireland’s most iconic leaders and the terrible losses they endured, not only of their menfolk but of their family home, which was burnt along with much of Granard as a reprisal for the killing of an RIC man in their hotel.
It will re-examine the famous love triangle between Kitty Kiernan, Michael Collins and Harry Boland and the relationship between Maud Kiernan and Thomas Ashe.
Writer and Directer Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
CAST : Kate Stanley Brennan (Kitty Kiernan), Sinéad Murphy (Chris Kiernan), Hannah Brady (Helen Kiernan), Julie Crowe (Maud Kiernan), Daniel Monaghan (Michael Collins), Alex O’Neill (Harry Boland).
Choreographer: Laura Macken, Producer: Melissa Nolan, Stage Manager: Jenna Crossan, Set Design: John Dooley, Lighting Design: Tom Kennedy, Costume Design: Dara Gill , Production: Michelle Barry, Singing tutor: Simon Morgan, Music arrangements: Sinéad Murphy, Bodhrán player: Andy Reilly, Videographer: Matthew Macklin.
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