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Publishing & Performing ‘Lost’ Plays

26th October 2023 – 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lisa Fitzpatrick and Shonagh Hill published Plays by Women in Ireland 1926-1933: Feminist Theatres of Freedom and Resistance (Methuen, 2022), a collection of five plays by women writing in the first decade of the Irish Free State. Lisa and Shonagh will share the experience of researching, retrieving, and publishing unpublished or ‘lost’ play scripts from archival sources, and explore the process of staging Olga Fielden’s 1948 play Witches in Eden, reflecting upon the dramaturgical choices made in reviving a play from 75 years ago.

The workshop will be discussion-based and is aimed at theatre professionals, academics, and students engaged with women’s writing, and with the recovery of ‘lost’, out-of-print, or never-published plays in the archives.

About Lay Up Your Ends 40

This year marks 40 years since the premiere of Charabanc Theatre Company’s landmark production, Lay Up Your Ends. The Linen Hall, in partnership with Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast, and as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival, is joining the three-day celebration of Charabanc’s work. This diverse programme will highlight the histories of women’s, feminist, and queer theatre, along with discussions on gender equality in Northern Ireland.

As part of this programme, The Linen Hall will host an exhibition, a workshop and a tribute event to the late playwright Jo Egan.

Book online via Belfast International Arts Festival


26th October 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Linen Hall
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom


The Linen Hall
+44 (0)28 9032 1707
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