A Great Arrangement
A play by Patrick Talbot, A Great Arrangement runs from 12-17 September at the Gaiety Theatre for one week only. Tickets are on sale here.
Below are photos of Dominic MacHale as Michael Collins and Irene Kelleher as Kitty Kiernan from ‘A Great Arrangement’. Michael Collins, Kitty Kiernan and the forging of a nation visiting REVOLUTION 1916 Exhibition at The Ambassador Dublin. A Great Arrangement runs at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin for one week only from Mon 12th Sept. Dominic MacHale is holding Michael Collins’ original Army issue 45 revolver.
Below is Dominic MacHale, who plays Michel Collins in “A Great Arrangement” reading the original letters between Collins and Kitty Kiernan in Cork City Museum. The play draws from the correspondence between the famous lovers. “A Great Arrangement” will be at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, for one week only from September 12th.
Pics Darragh Kane
Michael Collins, Kitty Kiernan and the forging of a nation.
As the War of Independence plays out in 1921 and Michael Collins and the Irish delegation head to London to negotiate the Anglo-Irish Treaty, one of the great love stories of Irish history develops.
Drawing from the legendary correspondence between Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan, Collin’s compelling speeches, the gripping Dail debate on the Treaty and contemporaneous newspaper accounts of events; A Great Arrangement presents a vivid portrait of a unique couple and a divided country at an extraordinary time. With Dominic MacHale as Michael Collins and Irene Kelleher as Kitty Kiernan and featuring Mark D’Aughton, Paula McGlinchy and Michael Sands
Directed by Patrick Talbot
Set Design by Olan Wrynn
Lighting Design by Paul Denby
Costume Design by Jessica Healy
Score and Sound Design by Cormac O Connor
‘Playwright Patrick Talbot parades history before us with extraordinary credibility and great humanity.………Dominic MacHale’s Michael Collins is a fine, even touching performance.’ Emer O Kelly, THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT
‘Engrossing, entertaining, dramatic………Dominic MacHale puts in his best performance as Michael Collins’. THE EVENING ECHO
‘A must see…..the best play I have seen about this period in Irish history’ RADIO NA GAELTACHTA
‘This is storytelling of the highest calibre’ WHAZ ON CORK
‘A polished production with some fine acting……Dominic MacHale….tall, handsome and convincing as Michael Collins’ THE IRISH EXAMINER
‘The quality of the performances is of a very high order in this impressive play’ THE EVENING ECHO