Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre Company bring their flawless one woman play, ‘A Fit Wife for a Revolutionary’ Easter Week 1916 through the eyes of Kathleen Clarke, to the London Irish Centre for one week only.
Starring Award Winning West End performer Sharon Sexton, this intimate performance being held in The Chapel, will tell the story of one of Irelands bravest heroines, during the week that changed the course of history.
Listen to this interview with Sharon Sexton from Wandsworth Radio’s ‘The Irish Jam’:
About the play:
Republican……Revolutionary…. President of the Central Branch of Cumann na mBan….. “Custodian” of the Irish Republican Brotherhood…. and wife of the first signatory on the Proclamation…Mrs. Kathleen Clarke played a pivotal role in the events of 1916.
While many of her political sisters fought alongside the men, Kathleen was assigned a most unique post by the IRB for the duration of the Rising – her own home.
Knowing they were facing their own death, the supreme council selected Kathleen to be the one guarder of their secrets, documents and finances.
For a gruelling and intense week of fighting, she was left alone with only her thoughts, hopes and fears, separated from a city on fire, by the four walls of her home on Richmond Avenue.
This is her story.
— A Fit Wife 1916play (@kclarkeplay1916) March 28, 2016
The play starts on Tuesday 29th March and runs until April 2nd at the London Irish Centre, Camden.
More info and tickets are available here: www.londonirishcentre.org