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Inside the GPO- a documentary drama

April 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - April 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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

Audiences witnessed the rebel leadership navigate the perils of the Rising across the five days during which they occupied the GPO.

On Monday, they seized and secured the building, repelling the first attacks.
On Tuesday, they attempted to deal with looting on O’Connell St.
On Wednesday, the shelling started.
On Thursday, the building caught fire.
On Friday, they were forced to evacuate.

The filming took place in April 2016 in the GPO, Dublin. This year, Fishamble is delighted to present a specially remastered version to share with audiences around the world from 1 – 5 April 2021 to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the Rising. With support from Culture Ireland, Fishamble is working with a network of theatre organisations, Irish Heritage & Cultural centres, and Irish Studies courses internationally, including the New York Irish Center, Solas Nua, Corrib Theatre, AEDEI and IASIL.


€10. The show must be watched between 1pm CDT April 1st and 6 pm CDT April 5th.

Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing, and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach while championing the role of the playwright. #InsidetheGPO

Inside the GPO was originally produced in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, Ireland 2016, An Post, DublinTown, & Arnotts. This online presentation is supported by Culture Ireland.


‘Wonderful production’ President Michael D Higgins

‘Vigorous… affecting… persuasive drama’ The Stage

‘Superb play… direction is breathtaking… utterly memorable… not to be missed’ Sunday Independent

‘Vigorous production’ ★★★★ The Irish Times



Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Scenic & Costume Design Niamh Lunny
Lighting Design Mark Galione
Sound Design Carl Kennedy
Movement Director Bryan Burroughs
Hair and Makeup Val Sherlock
Produced by Eva Scanlan
Filmed and edited by White Thorn Films


Karen Ardiff, Orla Fitzgerald, Louis Deslis, Martha Dunlea, Carolyn Donnelly, Tom Duffy,
Desmond Eastwood, Liz FitzGibbon, Gavin Fullam, Manus Halligan, Ali Hardiman, Aidan Kelly,
Ronan Leahy, Daniel McDermott, Michael Glenn Murphy, Meg O’Brien, Gavan O’Connor Duffy,
and Don Wycherley.


April 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
April 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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