Performances: every 30 mins
18:00 - 22:00 Friday 1st Sept
14:00 - 22:00 Saturday 2nd Sept
Where: Ticket holders must check in 15 minutes before their booked time at the starting point on Level 3
BUY A REVOLVER
PRODUCED MOON THEATRE COMPANY
You will go out into the world and get elected onto as many public bodies as possible...Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank and buy a revolver.
Constance Markiewicz’s message to women
Buy a Revolver is an interactive audio adventure telling the story of the remarkable Constance Markievicz, who - whilst in prison - was the first woman elected to the British Parliament.
Constance was an ambitious and important activist, heavily involved in the revolutionary nationalism movement in Ireland; she was jailed and originally sentenced to death for her role in the 1916 Easter Rising, although she was later recommended mercy "solely and only on account of her sex." When she was elected to the British House of Commons, Constance refused to take her seat, instead joining her Sinn Féin colleagues to create a new parliament.
Experienced through a mobile phone, Buy a Revolver tells the astounding story of a woman confined and fighting to liberate herself, her sex and her country. As audiences listen to the piece, meeting Constance herself, they will be led on a physical journey exploring confinement, the acts of looking out and looking in, revolution and risk.
“This is truly interactive theatre” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“This is fascinating, compelling and thought-provoking drama which is achieved through clever, playful and collaborative experiences”
★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre
Produced Moon create games, experiences, performances and adventures; we immerse audiences in new worlds, working with them to tell hidden stories.
They have worked across London, Glasgow, Brighton, and Edinburgh. They are a 2017 New Diorama Graduate Emerging Theatre Company and currently engaged in a mentorship and exchange with Coney.