The Bloody Sunday March Committee presents Hairy Jaysus By Donal O’Kelly Friday 29th January 2016 8pm


Award-winning playwright and actor Donal O'Kelly's solo play about pacifist, feminist and socialist Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, shot dead in Portobello Barracks, Dublin in 1916.

Sheehy-Skeffington seen through the eyes of a Dublin street beggar today. Dubbed "Hairy Jaysus" by James Joyce, atheist Frank was called a crank. He responded "a crank is a small instrument that makes revolutions".

He was an indefatigable campaigner for votes for women and prominent supporter of the Dublin workers during the 1913 Lockout. Sentenced to one year's hard labour in June 1915 for making anti-war speeches, he went on hunger-and-thirst strike until released. He was executed in 1916 during the Easter Rising, having been abused and used as a human shield.

This performance is part of the programme of events organised by The Bloody Sunday March Committee.

 

Tickets £8/ £6 (includes £1 development contribution)

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