A really amazing performance today by Ali Dempsey in St Canices Graveyard. In a wonderful piece written by Finglas’ own Dermot Bolger, locals were treated to a tale about a girl coming of age, about her hidden talent, about her relationship with a father taken too soon. Tears and laughter rang out across the gravestones as local references were layered with universal themes. The performance which was natural and encapsulating drew the audience of Finglas locals in to a tale that could have been about any of their neighbours. Culture truly connected this morning in this Dublin City Council programme with the Abbey Theatre and Axis Ballymun.
Actor Ali Dempsey from Willow Park and directed by Betty Duffy