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Stolen Child Clann Machua Linenhall

Clann Machua

Stolen Child

Thursday, 14 March 2024


Clann Machua presents Stolen Child by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh & Yvonne Quinn. Directed by Seamus Corry.

Set in 1990 Stolen Child tells the story of Angela a young Dublin woman's efforts to find her birth mother, following the death of her adopted Mother. She enlists
the help of a shambolic private detective Mick Tracey and with his help we are taken on a fascinating journey into Angela's Mother Peggy's life, including her childhood in County Cavan and her her harrowing story of life in an orphanage in Irelands 1940's. The play also looks at her relationship with Chris, a family doctor, and how her past makes it difficult to love and be loved. What starts out as a personal odyssey for Angela, and her efforts to find out about her past, takes us on a fascinating journey into one of our most shameful and darkest corners of Irish history, the results of which still continue to haunt us.

Clann Machua Drama Group was formed in 2010 in order to revive a great dramatic tradition in Kiltimagh. The group host their annual ADCI/DLI One Act Festival, in Kiltimagh, in November each year. For the past number of years, they have taken part in the 1 Act Circuit. In 2017 the group embarked on a full-length circuit for the first time, narrowly missing out on a place in the Confined Finals with Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock". After a very successful run with John B Keane's “Sive” and qualifying for the All Ireland, in Ballyshannon, they are out again this year with “Stolen Child”.