They Also Serve…
“They Also Serve…” is an original play by best-selling author, Martina Murphy. Directed by Claire Joyce, for Down at Heel Productions, it is a madcap, emotional, theatrical voyage through the early and late years of John Devoy’s life and asks the question – is liberty worth the sacrifice?
Dubbed by the London Times as ‘The most dangerous enemy this country (UK) has produced since Wolfe Tone’, Kildare man, John Devoy wanted to lay down his life for Ireland. But his plans were thwarted when in 1871, he was banished to America as a traitor. Fifty-three years later, he arrived back to a hero’s welcome. He was, in Pearse’s words, ‘the greatest of all the fenians’.
A fantastic script, live music and wonderful acting, come join us on Culture night for an extraordinary play about an extraordinary man – a man who lost all he loved and won it back again.