28 February 2022

Fishamble’s OUTRAGE – at The Pumphouse

24 March – 3 April 2022

Photo credit: Leo Byrne & Publicis

A new play by Deirdre Kinahan and directed by Jim Culleton. Duration: 75 minutes, no interval

About this event

Following the story of two sisters, OUTRAGE is a play that explores the true nature of women’s role in the Irish revolutionary wars and in particular the Civil War in 1922.

Alice and Nell play key roles in organising civic resistance and the propaganda war. They are fervent, they are funny, they are human and they – like everyone else in Ireland – become deeply conflicted as the country spins toward a shattering Civil clash that split the nation, and continues to haunt Irish politics, society and culture to this day.

OUTRAGE challenges the historical narrative we have all grown up with.

OUTRAGE is written out of the true testimony of women we have never heard about.

OUTRAGE is a theatrical hurricane of empathy, action and truth.​

Outrage is produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company, in partnership with Dublin Port Company, and Meath County Council, during St Patrick’s Festival, as part of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Decade of Centenaries programme.  It was commissioned by Meath County Council Arts Office.

More info: fishamble.com/outrage

​Reviews for Deirdre’s previous plays produced by Fishamble

Embargo​’a fantastic performance in new circumstances’

President Michael D Higgins

‘A brave, strongly acted production from the ever-reliable Fishamble’

★★★★ Irish Times

‘atmospheric…engaging and provocative…’

★★★★ Sunday Business Post

totally engrossing’

Irish Independent

Rathmines Road

‘superb…magnificent…masterful direction…unapologetically challenging’

​★★★★ The Arts review​​

‘superb script… spectacular performances… this thought-provoking, provocative new play deserves to be seen’

★★★★ Sunday Times

‘intense and riveting theatre… a timely engagement’

Reviews Hub

a compassionate imagining of one woman’s private torment’

The Irish Times


Naoise Dunbar

Caitríona Ennis

Mary Murray

Created by

​Playwright Deirdre Kinahan

Director Jim Culleton

Producer Eva Scanlan

Set Design Maree Kearns

Costume Design Catherine Fay

Lighting Design Kevin Smith

Music & Sound Design Carl Kennedy

Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny

Stage Manager Sophie Flynn

Assistant Stage Manager Síle Mahon

Chief LX Coordinator Matt Burke

Line Producer Cally Shine

Dramaturg Gavin Kostick

Production Coordinator Ronan Carey

Marketing Freya Gillespie & Dafni Zarkadi

PR O’Doherty Communications

Graphic Design Publicis Dublin

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