Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief. An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds of images, shocking new research and incredible songs, Paddy dares to unravel the secrets and lies around what happened that fateful day in Béal na mBlath, 22nd August 1922.
Did Michael Collins have a secret son in London? Was he really going to keep to the Anglo-Irish Treaty or was he planning to resume the war? If the anti-treaty side shot him, why did the Free State instigate a massive cover-up? How can one of the most important men in Irish history have no autopsy report, no investigation, inquest or even a death cert? And who really shot Michael Collins? Why is there such reticence from certain quarters - to this day - to find out the truth?
No less complex or mysterious than the death of JFK and with as many twists and turns, ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ is a fascinating rollercoaster ride that will change your perceptions of Irish history forever…
Age Guidance: 15+
Duration: 2 hours including 15 mins interval
A huge hit online, Paddy has brought this mind-blowing solo show to the stage – here are just some of the reviews
★★★★★ ‘Mesmerising stuff - a complicated story, brilliantly told.’ – Ronan McGreevy (Irish Times)
★★★★★ ‘Begging for the live stage – superb job’ – Erskine Childers
★★★★★ ‘This is worth watching for the tune about mediocre Irish political leaders through the ages alone! 'Safe Pair of Hands' - instant classic.’ – Tadhg Hickey (online political comedy genius)
★★★★★ ‘In awe of the research you have done, the way you have put the story together and presented it.’ – Mags Amond (Trinity College School of Education)
★★★★★ ‘Great show Paddy, scholarly and entertaining’ – Mick O’Dea (Former RHA President)
★★★★★ ‘A must watch for anyone interested in Irish history and politics’ – Dr. Wayne O’Brien (Northumbia University)
★★★★★ ‘Greatest show on the Emerald Isle!...essential viewing for the price of Dublin pint!’ – Sean Napier (The 1798 Belfast walking tour)