Brokentalkers with Project Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Theatre
A fusion of theatre, music and dance, Woman Undone is a re-imagining of singer Mary Coughlan’s extraordinary life and her difficult childhood. It tells the story of a young woman who endured abuse, addiction and mental illness and who’s discovery or art and music was her redemption.
Featuring Mary Coughlan alongside female quartet Mongoose performing an original score by Valgeir Sigurðsson which fuses electronic music with live instrumentation and a haunting vocal score.
This show combines Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality with the musical talent of Coughlan and Sigurdsson to create a show that is beautiful, insightful, inspiring. Woman Undone has been created with funding from the Arts Council.
Woman Undone is being created with funding from Arts Council Ireland and is a Co-Production between Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre (Dublin), Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray) and Lókal Performing Arts (Reykjavík). The development of the piece was also supported by Wicklow County Council.
Written by: Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon (Brokentalkers), and Mary Coughlan
Directed by: Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon
Performed by: Mary Coughlan, Molly O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin, CaraDunne and Erin O’Reilly
Dramaturgy by: Bjarni Jónsson
Music Composition and Production by: Valgeir Sigurdsson
Lighting by: SJ Shiels
Design by: Sabine Dargent
Costume by: Sarah Foley
Movement Direction by: Eddie Kay