What Would the Countess Say?
By Martina Devlin, Directed by Margaret Dunne.
Back by popular demand! Saturday 21st September at 7.30pm
In the centenary year of Countess Markievicz being appointed the first Minister for Labour in 1919, Dalkey Castle celebrates the anniversary with a stage adaptation of Martina Devlin’s story What Would the Countess Say? directed by Margaret Dunne. The story first appeared in Martina’s latest collection Truth & Dare: Short Stories about Women Who Shaped Ireland.
The stage performance takes place at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Saturday September 21st at 7.30pm.
Countess Markievicz pushed against boundaries and paved the way for other women in politics. In the play, Martina explores what the Countess might say if she were to come back to cast an eye over progress – the premise underpinning the play.
The play celebrates her achievements – but also highlights the need for more to be done to pave the way for women’s participation in public life.
There will be a post-show discussion with the author after the performance.
Tickets €17.50 Time 7.30pm Book here Tel credit card 01 285 8366