Brokentalkers (Have I No Mouth, The Blue Boy) in collaboration with Ireland’s greatest female vocalist Mary Coughlan present this powerful music theatre performance that tells the story of Mary’s traumatic early life, her experience of abuse, addiction, mental illness and the redemption that she eventually found through art and music.
Incorporating Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, the show will feature Mary Coughlan and the female quartet Mongoose performing an original score by Valgeir Sigurdsson, which fuses electronic music with live instrumentation and a haunting vocal score written for live female voices.
Woman Undone is written by Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon (Brokentalkers), and Mary Coughlan; directed by Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon; dramaturgy is by Bjarni Jonsson; music composition and production is by Valgeir Sigurdsson; lighting by SJ Shiels; design by Sabine Dargent; and costume by Sarah Foley.
Woman Undone is being created with funding from Arts Council Ireland and is a Co-Production between Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre (Dublin), Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray) and Lókal Performing Arts (Reykjavík). The development of the piece was also supported by Wicklow County Council.
Please be advised that there will be Strobe Lighting and Haze effects used in this performance
‘Fantastic Theatre, a must-see, honest and brave’★★★★★ Neue Presse Hannover, Germany on 'Have I No Mouth'
‘not to be missed under any circumstance’★★★★★ examiner.com on 'Blue Boy'
‘Radiates dignity and perfectly conveys the depth, humour, and emotion of the stories making up this intriguing production’The New York Theatre review on 'Silver Stars'