by Donal O’Kelly
Secrets, Lies, Love and Spies!
The 1798 Spy Thriller - Mummer-style!
Life-and-death passion! The heat of revolution! A cracking yarn for our times based on a true story!
Winter 1798: A Frenchman appears in the village of The Naul in North County Dublin. He is, he says, a French prisoner-of-war escaped from an English jail. Soon he is training the local rebels. He’s dubbed Vive La for roaring “vive la liberte” at every chance. But nothing is quite as it seems that winter of 1798. Especially when rebel celebrity Leonard McNally comes to town .. ..
Cast: Sorcha Fox, Ciaran Kenny, Sinead Murphy, Donal O’Kelly and musician Trevor Knight.
Music Composed by Trevor Knight.
Designed by Miriam Duffy.
Lighting design by Nick Anton.
Directed by Raymond Keane of Barabbas.
“A colourful, sad and heartwarming piece .. superbly handled .. beautifully directed”
Vive La is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaion.