WOMAN UNDONE | The Everyman, Cork | 22 - 24 Oct, 2019


Presented by Brokentalkers

Woman Undone is a re-imagining of the extraordinary early life of one of Ireland’s best loved singers Mary Coughlan, created by award-winning Irish theatre company Brokentalkers and Mary Coughlan in collaboration with renowned Icelandic composer & music producer Valgeir Sigurdsson and movement director Eddie Kaye.

A profoundly moving, brave and beautiful fusion of theatre, music and dance, Woman Undone explores the shocking story of a young girl who endured physical and sexual abuse, addiction and mental illness, and whose discovery of art and music was instrumental in helping her to overcome trauma.

The production boasts an all-female cast including Mary Coughlan; dancer Erin O’Reilly; Ailbhe Dunne and Molly O’Mahoney from Dublin-based folk pop quartet Mongoose, and actors Ciara Ivie and Jade O’Connor, and features striking visuals with design by Sabine Dargent, lighting by Sarah Jane Shiels and projections by Jack Phelan.

“Under choreographer Eddie Kay’s extraordinary direction O’Reilly delivers a stunning physical display that is as devastatingly powerful as it is often mesmerisingly beautiful.” – The Arts Review


woman undone post show talk the everyman cork

Dr. Marie Kelly, Lecturer at School of Music and Theatre, University College Cork will talk to Brokentalkers directors Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon. 


Woman Undone is written by Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon (Brokentalkers), and Mary Coughlan

Direction Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon

Music composition and production Valgeir Sigurdsson

Performed by Mary Coughlan, Ailbhe Dunne, Ciara Ivie, Jade O’Connor, Molly O’Mahoney and Erin O’Reilly

Movement direction Eddie Kaye

Lighting Sarah Jane Shiels

Design Sabine Dargent

Costume Sarah Foley

Dramaturgy Bjarni Jonsson

Supported by Arts Council of Ireland

A Co-Production between Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre (Dublin), Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray) and  Lókal Performing Arts (Reykjavík).


Running Time 75mins

Age Recommendation 16+ accompanied by an Adult

Audience Warnings: Strong Language, Partial Nudity, Themes of an Adult Nature


Date and Time | TUE 22 - THU 24 OCT, 8PM

Price | €20 | Concession €18 | Students €9