Saturday May 30, 2020

Powerful play captures chaos of the Easter Rising

We are reminded in a powerful way, of the true meaning of their failure

10th April, 2016
Don Wycherley in Inside the GPO

Inside the GPO; GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 2; By Colin Murphy; Rating: 4/5

There is a brilliant moment of irony at the beginning of Colin Murphy’s play, Inside the GPO, which offers a compressed history of chaos and dissension in the rebel headquarters during the five days of the Easter Rising. Arthur Hamilton Norway, Head of the Irish Post Office, implores the audience to stand and sing the national anthem with him....

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