Writer and Director Carmel Winters’ play Witness is being staged at the Civic Theatre Tallaght from the 23rd to 28th of February, the Project Arts Centre Dublin from the 2nd to 7th March and the Everyman Theatre, Cork from the 10th to 14th of March 2015.

Following the sell-out run at last year’s ‘West Cork Fit up Theatre Festival’, the partnership of Carmel Winters and Kate Stanley Brennan in Witness returns to the stage. Arguably her most impressive piece yet, Witness, broadly based on Carmel’s award-winning feature film Snap, sensitively deals with the difficult subjects of abduction and abuse. Kate Stanley Brennan plays both characters superbly, 29-year-old Shannon and her 14-year-old son Stephen.

Shannon’s son Stephen has apparently committed a heinous act that shocked the nation. She has agreed to give a public account of what really happened, “to set the record straight” and deals with the distortion of certain facts in the public domain. As the play progresses, we get to know Shannon perhaps better than she knows herself, as we look into the heart of this woman’s struggle with motherhood. Meanwhile, her son relives his own history and a past his mother denies.

Thanks to the wonderful people at Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, we have a pair of tickets to give away to the play’s opening night at the  Civic Theatre Tallaght on Monday, 23rd February..

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

What film is carmel Winters’ play Witness loosely based on?

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com by Monday, 16th February when the Film Ireland Hat will select a winner in the presence of a witness.


Witness on Tour:

Civic Theatre Tallaght 23rd – 28th February 2015.

Tickets available on line at www.civictheatre.ie or from

Civic Theatre Box Office. Telephone 01 4627477

Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2nd – 7th March 2015.

Tickets available on line at www.projectartscentre.ie or from Project Arts Center Box Office, +353 1 881 9613.

Everyman Theatre, Cork 10th – 14th of March 2015.

Tickets available on line email boxoffice@everymancork.com or contact the Box Office on +353 21 450 1673.

Writer/Director: Carmel Winters

Cast: Kate Stanley Brennan

Set and Costume Design: Toma McCullim

Image: Emma Jervis

Suitable ages 14+

Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature

Running time: 60 min


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