PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
A work in-development
What they did back then? When? Then? The other place, the other world, the past.
I’m always fascinated by those days of old; gone, never to return. My parents era of living and becoming. The working classes of the 1960’s who handed us the batten to then speak well and dream big. They wanted my generation to get an education, a good education. But what did they do to get us here?
This project is the exploration of women’s stories working in Dublin Factories in the 1960’s. The women who left school at 13. Girls who became women overnight.; handed up money , made lifelong friendships, danced till they dropped, fell in love, found independence and contributed to the growing economy of Ireland in the 60’s.
Inspired by verbatim interviews with women around Dublin who worked in varying factories during this period, the sharing will be an exploration of some of their voices and their stories.
Written and Directed by Niamh McCann
Collaborators: Gavin Kostick, Carl Kennedy, Lynnette Moran, Una Kavanagh, Eleanor Methven, Gillian McCarthy, Sarah Morris, Caroline Smith.
Directed by David Freyne. Previous writing and creation of solo work includes Welcome to the Forty Foot.
Co-commissioned by Live Collision
Funded by Arts Council Ireland, Theatre Development Award and Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council with support from Pavilion Theatre.
Niamh McCann trained as an Actor at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. She began her career at the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, returning for several seasons thereafter, and has worked consistently with some of the leading theatre companies in the U.K and Ireland. Some of which include – National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Lyceum Edinburgh, Gate Theatre Dublin, Rough Magic, Abbey Theatre and ANU Productions. Niamh is a long term collaborator & performer with ANU and has performed in over nine productions, including award winning works ‘Laundry’ (2011) , ‘Angel Meadow’ (2014) ‘These Rooms’ 2016,) & ‘These Rooms, LIFT Festival at Shoreditch Town Hall in 2018. Niamh recently performed in ANU’s latest production ‘Torch’ (2018) in association with Heart of Glass.
Niamh collaborates across disciplines and has been part of a number of significant works with prestigious international artists. Television credits include The Clinic (RTÉ) and Holby City (BBC) River City (BBC), Little Roy (CBBC). Film credits include John Crowley’s Bafta & Oscar Nominated ‘Brooklyn’, & The Cured’,