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Woman Undone

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Written by Gary Keegan & Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers) and Mary Coughlan
Directed by Gary Keegan & Feidlim Cannon

"Startling and disarming" – The Irish Times

A fusion of theatre, music and dance, Woman Undone is a reimagining of singer Mary Coughlan’s extraordinary life and her difficult childhood. It tells the story of a young woman who endured abuse, addiction and mental illness; and whose discovery of art and music was her redemption.

★★★★½ "An important piece of theatre ... it took several minutes to get one's breath back after" - The Reviews Hub

The performance features an all-female cast including Mary Coughlan herself, four exceptional actor/singers and dancer Erin O’Reilly, who brings a unique physical presence to the stage. The original score by Valgeir Sigurdsson fuses electronic music with live instrumentation and a haunting vocal score.

The show marries together Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality with the musical talent of Coughlan and Sigurdsson to create a show that is beautiful, insightful, and inspiring to listen to.

Dramaturgy: Bjarni Jonsson
Music: Valgeir Sigurdsson
Lighting: SJ Shiels
Design: Sabine Dargent
Costume: Sarah Foley
Photo Credit: Fionn McCann.

Age Guidance: 15yrs+
Duration: 75mins (no interval)