Devious Theatre

The Roaring Banshees: Kilkenny

Performing 1-3 August 2019, 8pm nightly. Book via

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The Roaring Banshees: Dublin

Performing 12-31 August 2019, 7.30pm nightly. Saturday matinees 2.30pm. No shows Sundays. Book via

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Show Details

A ripping yarn about a gang of Irish rebels taking on the Chicago underworld

Chicago, 1923.

After a failed assassination attempt on Eamon de Valera, a rogue Cumann na mBán unit flee across the Atlantic to escape the law. With Prohibition in full swing, they earn their keep by making bootleg poitín and selling it on to the Chicago mob. But it’s not long before a gang war breaks out with them caught in the middle, and the lethal skills they honed back home hunting Black and Tans are taken to the bullet-strewn streets of the Windy City. From Devious Theatre, the Kilkenny company behind the 2016 smash hit The Hellfire Squad, comes the second blood-soaked, blackly-comic installment of the Ripping Yarn Trilogy.

Cast: Nessa Matthews, Ali Fox, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Aoife Spratt, Laura Brady, Amy Dunne, Áine Ní Laoghaire

Written by: Peter McGann + John Morton. Directed by: Sarah Baxter. Produced by: Clara Purcell. Set & Costume Design: Áine O’Hara .Lighting Design: John Gunning. Stage Manager: Sinead Heavin. Assistant Director: Jill McKeagney