I don’t read books all the time despite how enjoyable that is. I go out occasionally and on 29th March I went to the London Irish Centre on Camden Square for a moving and wonderful performance from Sharon Sexton in her one-woman show, A Fit Wife for a Revolutionary. If you think you know all about the Easter Rising & 1916 in Ireland or want to know more, this is the play for you. Book a ticket now.
It was a wonderful performance from Sexton giving us an intimate view of 1916 as seen through the eyes of Kathleen Clarke. Kathleen Clarke, wife of Thomas Clarke, was a founder member of Cumann na mBan, and one of very few privy to the plans of the Easter Rising in 1916. She was subsequently a TD and Senator with both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil and the first female Lord Mayor of Dublin (1939–41). Even in this short play you get a glimpse into her life and the sense that Kathleen Clarke was a woman before her time and led the way for Irish women of today.
A Fit Wife for a Revolutionary whilst being an intimate portrait also tells the wider story of the key four days of the Easter Rising from a woman who was at the core of the rising. The play shows that despite what the history books might say the Easter Rising was not about men. Kathleen Clarke was trusted by the leaders of the Rising with secret documents and her anguish of this knowledge set against the backdrop of a haphazard campaign is brilliantly portrayed by Sharon Sexton.
Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre Company bring their flawless one-woman play, ‘A Fit Wife for a Revolutionary’ Easter Week 1916 through the eyes of Kathleen Clarke, to the London Irish Centre for one week only.
Starring Award Winning West End performer Sharon Sexton, this intimate performance being held in The Chapel, will tell the story of one of Irelands bravest heroines, during the week that changed the course of history