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Lantern Production Presents -Thomas Kent 1916- Rebel

Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel

 

On May 9th 1916 Thomas Kent became the only man outside of Dublin to be executed on Irish soil in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising.  This forgotten story is brought to you by Cork Theatre Company Lantern Productions as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations.

 

The thrilling and heartbreaking story of Cork man Thomas Kent, part of a prominent nationalist family who lived in Castlelyons, follows his journey from his involvement in the land league, to advocating for Irish independence to becoming a well-known member of the Irish Volunteers.

 

Prepared to take part in the Easter Rising, the Kent brothers were devastated by the orders to stand down.  This, however, was not to be the end of their fight…

 

No threat could bend them, no force could break them,

No wiles could lure them from the road of right;

True men, loyal to the cause of Eireann,

Soldiers fearless in the fiercest fight.

From early boyhood, through the years of manhood,

On the march to liberty their lives were spent.

God grant to Erin in her day of danger

Guards unwavering as the brothers Kent.

 

Starring          Joseph McCarthy, James Browne, Nicholas Kavanagh,

Tommy Harris and Judy Donovan

 

Directed by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin

Written by Ferghal Dineen & Eoin Ó hAnnracháin

Produced by Aisling Lane and Eoin Ó hAnnracháin.

Production Manager Aoife O’Sullivan

Set & Costume Design by Deirdre Dwyer

Lighting Design by Hanan Sheedy

Sound Design & Music by Peter PowerThomas Kent

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