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‘Too Much To Lose?’  by Anne Curtis

We will stage this new play at a theatre in South London in May 2024.

‘Too Much to Lose’ tells the story of the civil unrest in Ireland from 1914 to 1923 through the eyes and experience of Cork woman and republican activist Muriel MacSwiney.

Muriel was born into a wealthy Cork brewing family but eschewed her background to take up the Republican cause. She became well known when her husband Terence, Lord Mayor of Cork, undertook a hunger strike in Brixton Prison, South London. Terence died in October 1920 after 74 days without food and water.

‘Too Much to Lose’ is an ensemble piece for six actors.

Click  here for further information about the play and how to send us a self tape.

Click here to find out more about the historical context of the play.

Click here to find out more about Muriel Murphy/MacSwiney