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Details of the Play

The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan - A play with a all Traveller Cast 16 - 19 JUN 2010, 8pm

By Dylan Tighe in association with Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group and the Irish Traveller Movement

(photos: By Hugh O Conor)

Tickets 20/18

Calling on ALL Irish Traveller Movement members to come and see the play....

The debut performance will take place on Wednesday the 16 June, 6pm, after the ITM Conference. Opening night refreshments will be served courtesy of ITM and the Arts Council (the main sponsors of the play). Those who register for the ITM AGM & conference will automatically receive a ticket to the debut show. The doors of the theatre close at 8pm sharp. The venue for the play is:  The Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Organising a break for groups before the summer?

Groups can block book tickets to the play for other nights as ITM have block booked seats for other nights in order that as many Travellers as possible can see the play-as groups will be limited to 6 participants on the debut night. Contact the Project Arts Centre for more details.

Details of the Play:  


By Dylan Tighe in association with Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group and Irish Traveller Movement

Set on a present day halting site The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan follows matriarch Bridget and her family in the period after her husband's death. Fiercely protective, Bridget will stop at nothing to ensure that her family's reputation remains intact. Tensions rise when the eldest daughter announces her engagement and family secrets are revealed, which lead to tragic consequences.

This contemporary adaptation of the Spanish classic The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca, is the result of two years of research and collaboration between theatre-maker/writer Dylan Tighe, Traveller activist Catherine Joyce and eleven women from the Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group.

Bookings for the Opening Night only through registration for ITM AGM
for all other bookings follow link

Pictures from the Performance

The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan: A play with a all Traveller Cast was performed in the Project Arts Centre from the 16the to the 19th  June 2010. The play was hugely well received from packed audiences every night, and provoked lots of debate and discussion among those lucky enough to see it.

Below are a series of images from the perfomances from the cast. The Irish Traveller Movement would like to say "well done" to all involved for putting together such a funny, emotional and thought-provoking piece of theatre.