LEDWIDGE

LEDWIDGE

Date:  22nd March

Time: 8:00pm

Price: €18.00 / €16.00 conc.

The New Theatre

presents

LEDWIDGE

By Gerard Humphreys

“He shall not hear the bittern cry

In the wild sky, where he is lain”



A call to arms. War Poet Francis Ledwidge (Ethan Dillon) is torn between his love for Shivvie (Katie O’Kelly), and Ellie (Amy O’Dwyer), his friend and confidante. In spite of their fears, he enlists in Captain Dunsany’s (Ian Meehan) regiment, and is dispatched to Suvla Bay.
Excelling as a sniper, Ledwidge distinguishes himself at Gallipoli, but the poet remains conflicted. 
BBC Stewart Parker Award winning writer Gerard Humphreys’ ‘LEDWIDGE’, explores the poet’s personal conflict during World War I and his early life as a trade union activist in a class ridden society on the eve of revolution. ‘LEDWIDGE’ presents its subject in the context of his art and politics, bringing to life the adventurous spirit of Ireland’s greatest war poet.

This play will celebrate 100 years since Ledwidge's death and 20 years presenting new writing by The New Theatre.

 

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Cast
Ethan Dillon - Francis Ledwidge
Barbara Dempsey - Katie Conyngham
Amy O'Dwyer - Ellie Vaughey
Katie O'Kelly - Shivvie 
Ian Meehan - Timmie/Dunsany

Crew
Anthony Fox - Director
Stage Manager - Cèin Sookram 
Tour Liaison and Development - Jim Myers 
Set Design - Orla Reynolds 
Lighting Design - Cathy O'Carroll
Score - Ciara McElholm
Costume - Jessica Dunne

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LEDWIDGE