Jul 2018

Ballina Fringe Festival... The 10 Dark Secrets of 1798  theatre finished

The 10 Dark Secrets of 1798
Paddy Cullivan

Following last years successful visit with The 10 Dark Secrets of The Irish Revolution, Paddy Cullivan (of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show and Kilkenomics) casts an investigative and satirical eye at another momentous event in Irish history – the 1798 Rebellion.
Why is the death of Wolfe Tone still a mystery and why did the British need to make it look like suicide? Who was the establishment figure that may have been his real father? How did Napper Tandy inadvertently help with Napoleon’s love life? Why did Protestant Republicanism change so quickly and radically to Orange Unionism? And why does remembering 1798 grow more ‘inconvenient’ with every passing year? All these questions and more will be dealt with in The 10 Dark Secrets of 1798.
Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy reveals the 10 strangest things (and Darkest Secrets) that happened before, during and after the insurrection that (briefly) united Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter – in a story that unfolds like an addictive thriller. Don’t miss it!
Tickets: €12 / €10. Early booking advised.

Part of the Ballina Fringe Festival