Youth Theatre to present ‘If I was in the GPO, we would have won’

Roscommon County Youth Theatre bring their latest production ‘If I was In the GPO, we would have won’, written and directed by Catherine Sheridan, to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, 22nd and Saturday, 23rd of April at 8 pm.

  ‘If I was in the GPO, we would have won’ is a poignant, fictitious story set against the backdrop of the 1916 Rising that deals with the ordinary people of that time.

  As nationalist fever swells to a bloody climax with the revolution of Easter 1916 in Dublin with the conflict dividing the city and the people, setting friends and family against eachother, Bridie Reardon is a young woman passionate for her country.

  She, and a group of her ‘comrades’, want to fight for Ireland as much as any man, but down west they are told their place is at home. Bridie dreams of being in the middle of the hair-raising experiences happening in Dublin. She could be a scout, a despatch-rider, a sniper, a raider… she could fight side by side with the men.

  As she struggles with conformity and the expectations of women in society at the time, will she comply or fight for what she believes in? If I was in the GPO, we would have won, explores themes of courage, friendship, loyalty, responsibility, identity, integrity and femininity.

  Booking now at Roscommon Arts Centre on 090 6625824/www.roscommonartscentre.ie.