INSIDE THE GPO by Colin Murphy

Fishamble: The New Play Company

in partnership with
Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, Ireland 2016, An Post, DublinTown, & Arnotts

a new play by Colin Murphy

Fishamble’s Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy is the must-see cultural event at the heart of the 1916 commemorations.  This unprecedented documentary drama, directed by Jim Culleton, is a once-in-a-century opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, in the main hall of the GPO itself.

Audiences will witness the rebel leadership navigate the perils of the Rising across the five days during which they occupied the GPO.
On Monday, they seize and secure the building, and repel the first attacks.
On Tuesday, they attempt to deal with looting on O’Connell St.
On Wednesday, the shelling starts.
On Thursday, the building goes on fire.
On Friday, they are forced to evacuate.
People buckle under pressure. Tensions run high. They constantly have to revise their plans and expectations.

29 March – 9 April 2016
Performed live in the main Post Office hall of the GPO

Karen Ardiff, Orla Fitzgerald, Liz FitzGibbon, Gavin Fullam, Manus Halligan, Aidan Kelly, Ronan Leahy, Michael Glenn Murphy, and Don Wycherley

Louis Deslis, Martha Dunlea, Carolyn Donnelly, Tom Duffy, Desmond Eastwood, Ali Hardiman, Daniel McDermott, Meg O’Brien, and Gavan O’Connor Duffy.

Writer Colin Murphy
Director Jim Culleton
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Scenic & Costume Design Niamh Lunny
Lighting Design Mark Galione
Sound Design Carl Kennedy
Stage Manager Tara Doolan
Assistant Stage Manager Caoimhe Whelan
Movement Director Bryan Burroughs
Graphic Design by Publicis Dublin
Production Managed by Mark Galione and Eoin Kilkenny
Line Producer Aisling O’Brien
Associate Producer Pauric Dempsey and Colin Murphy
Produced by Eva Scanlan


Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.