Stop The Press

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The word is out on the streets about The Roaring Banshees. “Director Sarah Baxter collaborated beautifully with McGann and Morton to create a production that is stylish and gripping as well as uproarious and horrific” – Broadway World “McGann and Morton splice together two dramatic historical scenarios with hilarious effect…. Ali Fox and Nessa Matthews […]

Margaret – Work In Progress Reading

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  Margaret. The most beautiful woman in her hometown. Friend. Criminal. This weekend we’re presenting a work in progress reading of Margaret, a new play by Niamh Moroney. Margaret: the beauty of her town-land, a rebellious soul, a “floozy”, a close family friend, a personal hero, a criminal; sentenced to death by the Irish State […]

Keep Her Lit

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We’ve just landed a new trailer for The Roaring Banshees to kick off this weeks Dublin run. We’re excited to be back in Smock Alley Theatre where we previously performed Vehicle, Pulled and Some Flood. This trailer is cut from the Kilkenny run of the show and it’ll give you a little taster (but not […]

Banshees On Arena

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We made an appearance on RTÉ Radio One’s Arena this past Tuesday night to talk about The Roaring Banshees. Actors Nessa Matthews (‘Red’ Alice Bannion) and Ali Fox (Kitty McGillicutty) along with co-writer John Morton spoke to Sean Rocks about our new show. They touch on the history, the style, the characters, the music and […]

Opening Fire

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Guns are drawn and fire has been opened for The Roaring Banshees. Our first two nights are down in The Watergate Theatre and we’ve been very proud to put the work of our hard working cast and crew up on the stage. It’s been a long, tough week but the rewards of it all are […]

‘Red’ Alice Bannion

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“If they come at us guns blazing, we fire back. No let up.” And here’s the final character introduction of The Roaring Banshees. And right on opening night for good measure! Alice Bannion aka Red Alice. A militant socialist, Cumann na mBan poster girl and ambitious gang leader. Cares only for an outlaw’s life. Could […]

Kitty ‘The Knife’ McGillicutty

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“Nice of these boys to show up so promptly for their own funerals” They’re nearly here. Meet the second in command of The Roaring Banshees. Kitty ‘The Knife’ McGillicutty is the consigliere, handler and marketer of the ‘Banshee’ brand. A smooth talking, blade sharp, out and out politician. What she doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing. […]

Bernadette McGurk

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“Time to let these poor little babbas fly the nest” Here’s the next introduction to one of our trigger happy harpies. Bernadette McGurk is the foul-mouthed, babby-smuggling nurse, medic and sex ed teacher. Doesn’t mince words, instills healthy fear and a strong sense of family. The Minder. She is also the main crossover between The […]

Flossie ‘The Farmer’ Farrell

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“Keep her lit!” Flossie ‘The Farmer’ Farrell aka The Wexford Widowmaker. Hard chaw, illiterate farmer who loves getting her hands dirty. Not a fan of cities. An expert at brewing poitin. Not to mention killing Tans. The Cook. Aoife Spratt previously appeared with Devious Theatre in our production of Vehicle (Scene + Heard 2018). She […]

The Talking Banshees

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Roaring Banshees cast members Nessa Matthews (Alice Bannion) and Ali Fox (Kitty McGillicutty) chatted to 103.2 Dublin City FM DJs Emma Jane and Laura this morning about the show. Get yourself some insights into our upcoming gangster yarn. Listen in to their interview here: https://tinyurl.com/y2htyzk2 Tickets for Smock Alley Theatre on sale now! https://smockalley.com/the-roaring-banshees/ And we’re […]