Dublin director and writer Joe O’Byrne launching his play “The Rising” as part of the Five Lamps Festival


Noel McGuinness is talking to JOE O’BYRNE who is a director and writer for theatre about his play “The Rising” as part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. His own plays ‘En Suite’ was presented at the Abbey/ Peacock, and ‘Departed’ and ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ at the Dublin Theatre Festival. He has also directed many productions, including ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’ by Patrick McCabe and ‘The Woman Who Walked Into Doors’ by Roddy Doyle.

“The Rising” is a play reflecting the tumultuous days of 1916 through the eyes of two friendly adversaries O’Brien, a Catholic, and Mc Keague, a Protestant. Over the 90 minutes the story is told in a vaudeville style and songs and Irish dance is used.

Duration: 10'53" DATE: February 19, 2016
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Joe O'Byrne
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture, Community Events
Keywords:Five Lamps Festival, The Rising, 1916 Rising, Irish history, Irish Dance
LocationDublin Time Period:2016
Type:Sound Language:
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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