Brokentalkers and Mary Coughlan presents

Woman Undone

A fusion of theatre, music and dance, Woman Undone is a reimagining of singer Mary Coughlan’s extraordinary life and her difficult childhood. It tells the story of a young woman who endured abuse, addiction and mental illness; and whose discovery of art and music was her redemption.

The performance features an all-female cast including Mary Coughlan herself, four exceptional actor/singers and dancer Erin O’Reilly, who brings a unique physical presence to the stage. The original score by Valgeir Sigurdsson fuses electronic music with live instrumentation and a haunting vocal score.

The show marries together Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality with the musical talent of Coughlan and Sigurdsson to create a show that is beautiful, insightful, and inspiring to listen to.

Written by Gary Keegan & Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers) and Mary Coughlan

Directed by Gary Keegan & Feidlim Cannon

Dramaturgy: Bjarni Jonsson

Music: Valgeir Sigurdsson

Lighting: SJ Shiels

Design: Sabine Dargent

Costume: Sarah Foley

Photo Credit: Fionn McCann

Woman Undone was created with funding from Arts Council Ireland and is a Co-Production between Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre and Lókal Performing Arts.

‘Startling and disarming’

The Irish Times

‘An important piece of theatre ... it took several minutes to get one's breath back after’

The Reviews Hub