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
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