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Rosanna Nightwalker – the Wren of the Curragh
By Martin Malone
Directed by Barbara Sheridan
Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th June

It is winter, 1863. Rosanna Doyle, hopeful of a happy future with her soldier lover John, takes off to the Curragh camp to surprise him. But life still has some tough lessons for Rosanna to learn and she finds herself forced to join Bridget and the other ‘wren’ women of the Curragh plains. Making their homes in the furze bushes surrounding the camp, the wrens survive by offering their services to the soldiers.
Another, more distinguished, visitor is there that same winter; pressman Richard Tone has been commissioned by the great Charles Dickens to write about the women and he soon becomes engrossed in their lives.
Grounded in historical fact and based on his acclaimed radio play, Rosanna Nightwalker, and subsequent novel The Only Glow of the Day, Kildare writer Martin Malone has written a stage play of great power and tenderness which will be brought to life on the Moat stage by All Ireland winning director Barbara Sheridan.

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'Rosanna Nightwalker – the Wren of the Curragh,' by Martin Malone at the Moat Theatre, Naas, Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th June

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