Daughters of the Revolution in Mick Lally Theatre Feb 23, 24th

Daughters of the Revolution will be coming to Galway’s Mick Lally Theatre on Fri/Sat 23rd and 24th of February, 8pm.

Tickets available here.

2017 was a busy year for Daughters of the Revolution:

In September, 4elements had hugely successful performances in the Coombe Women and Infants Hospital (CWIUH), with both performances selling out and participation on the post-show panel from the Assistant Directors of Midwifery in the Rotunda and National Maternity Hospital Holles Street, Fiona Hanrahan and Margaret Hanahoe, as well as consultant obstetricians Dr Jennifer Donnelly (Rotunda) and the former Master of CWIUH Prof Chris Fitzpatrick. Dr Krysia Lynch, Chair of AIMS Ireland, and Deb Davis of Wicklow Doulas represented the perspective of service users.

With the funding of the Anne L Mulhall Scholarship and the support of the School of Midwifery (TCD), 4elements ran workshops with midwifery students exploring the impact of performance on attitudes to listening and empathy, furthering the outreach goals of the project and research into the effectiveness of the project.

Thanks to the support of the Waterford City and County Arts Office, Daughters of the Revolution had its first performances outside Dublin in the Waterford Central Arts Theatre.

4elements also ran a workshop for midwives in University Hospital Waterford with the support of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, and had the participation of University Hospital Waterford for the post-show discussion panel both nights.

The podcasts of the post-show discussions in 2017 will be available on SoundCloud in January 2018, with links on www.4elements.ie.

Director, Kate Harris, has written a case-study on the development of Daughters of the Revolution in the chapter: ‘Performing the revolution, creating a counter-narrative on birth in Ireland’, which will be included in a forthcoming book on maternity, Untangling the Maternity Crisis, edited by Nadine Edwards, Rosemary Mander, and Jo Murphy-Lawless, published by Routledge in Spring 2018.


Daughters of the Revolution will come to the Mick Lally on February 23rd and 24th 2018

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