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Passion and pain laid bare in Blood Upon the Rose at Market Place Theatre

Writer and producer Gerry Cunningham has unleashed an historical masterpiece, with ‘Blood Upon The Rose’, which makes a welcome return to the Market Theatre after four years. The drama has been performed to huge audiences both in the UK and Ireland.

‘Blood Upon The Rose’ relates the sad and tragic story of Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford, set against the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916. Plunkett’s love for Grace, immortalised in the song of the same name, comes to a tragic end with his execution in the Stonebreakers Yard, after his marriage to her the previous night in the chapel in Kilmainham jail. The humour, the wit, the passion and the pain are all laid bare in this epic production.

 18 – 21 May, 2022

7.30pm | £25.00

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