The Rising continues at Roscommon Arts Centre

With the 1916 Centenary Commemorations well underway around the country, Roscommon Arts Centre has a number of events still to take place as part of their Rising to the Stage season of events.

  Roscommon Drama Group and Roscommon Solstice Choir, in association with the Roscommon Lamb Festival will be performing ‘A Nation Once Again’ on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of April at 8 pm nightly.

  Written by Tommy Murray and under the direction of Tom Costello this event celebrates the visionaries who gave Ireland its freedom through drama, song and story.

  See the great events of the 1916 Rising re-enacted on stage and hear the stories and ballads from the 1798-1916 era. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Roscommon Drama Group and the Roscommon Solstice Choir join forces in this spectacular performance.

  If you fancy a spot of lunchtime theatre then why not pop along to the Arts Centre on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of May at 1.10 pm to catch ‘Rebel Rebel’.

  This play is set in Dublin on April 24th 1916. Ireland’s leading actors abandon a matinee performance of Cathleen Ni Houlihan, step out of their costumes and take their revolvers from beneath the Abbey stage and march to Dublin Castle. Helena Molony and Sean Connolly rehearsed for rebellion, carried it out and suffered the fatal and living consequences of their actions.

  Lunch will be served prior and throughout this performance and must be pre-booked. Book your tickets for these fantastic shows now at Roscommon Arts Centre on 09066 25824/www.roscommonartscentre.ie.