We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here - THEATREclub
Thu 22 Feb 2018
Tina and Bernadette, are digging a hole in the ground. They dig everyday, methodically, looking for what has been hidden from them. They are Magdalene Ghosts. They heard about Tuam on the radio. One of them is digging to find her baby's bones, the other is digging to expose the truth.
Should they keep digging? Or is it better to leave the truth under the ground, where it belongs? After all, people who dig to find out what's buried aren't treated very well in this country. They risk legal action, and the ruination of their good name. So why keep going?
Tina doesn't know. But she believes that work will set her free, at the very least it will make her feel better. It's all she’s ever known.
Bernadette can't leave her baby out here alone. She just wants to give her a proper burial. But she’s starting to have doubts about the whole enterprise.
This is a vitriolic new play by Grace Dyas about class, value and work with support from Dublin Honours Magdalene's, Jobstown Not Guilty and Senator Lynn Ruane.
Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award.
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€16 Full Price