Under the Night Sky in Manorhamilton Castle

If you love theatre and you’d like a very special experience, here are some events that you won’t want to miss.

Under the Night Sky takes place in Manorhamilton Castle, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim at 11pm, on 21st and 22nd June. Book online here at www.theglenscentre.com

Rufous Nightjar & Mama’s Broke – €13, 7PM, 22nd June organised by Fulacht Fiadh Café
An evening concert at the Castle of folk, old-time and Americana music including close three-part harmonies, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and percussive traditional dancing.

In the week after Frederick Hamilton’s castle was ransacked and burned down by the Irish in
1652, midwife Úna Hale and Lasairíona O’Rourke meet in the heart of the smouldering

It has been ten years since they met in the midst of the Irish rebellion, ten years since their
friendship began. Tonight they have decisions to make, decisions that will change their lives
and their friendship forever.

A co-production between The Glens Centre and award winning The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre
Company, ‘Under The Night Sky’ is a story about falling in love, friendship and healing.

This special and unique performance takes place during the June solstice. Each performance
is an hour long and ends on the witching hour.

Written by Treasa Nealon and directed by Sonia Norris. With music by Dee Armstrong from
Kíla. Supported by Leitrim County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts,
Gaeltacht, Sport & Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

Treasa Nealon and Sonia Norris are the co-founders of The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company.
Together, they have created and produced over 30 projects and productions since 2016.
They specialise in immersive and magical site-specific performances.

Director Sonia says of the performance,’ Under the Night Sky is a site-specific performance
that transcends time and space, taking the audience on a journey of magic, power and
resolution. It is an emotional roller-coaster of love and laughter, carnage and devastation,
fire and ashes, a story of identity, cleansing, memory and loss, wrapped up in the burning
walls of Hamiltons Castle as Úna and Lasairíona face the challenging reality of their

Rena Bryson will be playing Úna Hale! She is a Galway-based actor and theatre artist who
holds an honors degree and master’s degree in Theatre studies. She co-founded Eva’s Echo
in 2017 and since then has produced, written, directed, and starred in many of the
company’s productions.

Rena is passionate about Queer theatre and presenting modern Ireland on stage. She hasbeen acting on stage and on screen for 10 years. Her most recent projects include site-
specific play Latte, The Situation by Lakshika Films, and Wisp by Dolmen Films. She is currently developing her latest project Stardom as part of Druid theatre company’s
Druid FUEL.

Carla Foley is playing Lasairíona O’Rourke! She is a Dublin based actor who studied Musical Theatre at Associated Studios, London. Her film/TV credits include ‘Der Irland Krimi’ (TV series), ‘Faith and Rectitude’ (short film), ‘Tiger’ (short film), as well as an independent feature film coming out this year ‘Poppy Loftus’,
written and directed by Luke Corcoran. Her theatre highlights include a tour of ‘Elfie Saves
Christmas’; a children’s Christmas musical in which she played the title role. She also performed most Saturdays as Lucy Westenra in ‘Castle Dracula’ which included a lot of audience interaction.
This coming August she will play ‘Carly’ in ‘Reasons to be Pretty’, in Dublin.

Find out more about The Rabbits Riot Theatre Company here: https://www.therabbitsriottheatrecompany.com/

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