Strong cast delivers rousing sing-a-long

Strong cast delivers rousing sing-a-long
Billy Kilkenny and the cast of Ireland Rises at the Tivoli Theatre

Theatre: Ireland Rises Written and directed by Billy Kilkenny. Tivoli Theatre. Runs until August 31. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

Ireland Rises is a show that gives new meaning to the term ‘lock-in’. On Easter Monday 1916, rebellion breaks out and a group of young Dubliners take refuge in a Liffey Street pub. With a trad band conveniently located by the fireside, they devote the next six days to a rousing session of Irish songs and dancing punctuated by news updates from outside.

This is the basic set-up of Billy Kilkenny’s new production, which starts out...

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