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FRI 16 SEP 2016

Playwright Marina Carr: Reading & Talk

  • Address: The Entrance Hall, Russborough House, Blessington
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Marina Carr is a world famous playwright and author, a lecturer in DCU and is currently adapting ANNA KARENINA for The Abbey and has particularly enjoyed writing the libretto for MARY GORDON.

As the finale of Wicklow’s Ireland 2016 Commemoration programme Wicklow Arts Office will present a world premiere of Oratorio ‘Mary Gordon’, a new work for massed choirs, solo vocalists, narrator and symphony orchestra at the National Concert Hall in November. This is a major new choral commission where events of 1916 intertwine with folklore and mythology of Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow.

World renowned author Marina Carr has created a gothic folktale about a 1916 love story and the flooding of the Poulaphouca Reservoir in Blessington as the basis for this oratorio.  On Culture Night Marina will be in Russborough House to read from a selection of her previous works and talk about the experience of being a key member of the creative team bringing us this 1916 choral spectacle.

Spaces for this event are limited and pre booking is advised to avoid disappointment.




Address: The Entrance Hall, Russborough House, Blessington