Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday Night Radio Drama - Marie Jones - The Milliner and the Weaver

The Milliner and The Weaver written by Marie Jones is a play set against the back drop of Edward Carson’s resistance to the third home rule bill, examines the relationship between Elspeth the wife of a Dublin business man and Henrietta a Belfast widow and mother of six children. The suffragette movement promised much for these, like many women but with Ulster being called to arms to defend its loyalty to the English King George and War looming, Henrietta feels she must stay loyal to her eldest son Thomas who will join the emerging Ulster Volunteers.

Katie Tumelty played Henrietta Elspeth was played by Caitríona Ni MhurchúThe part of Thomas was played by Matthew McElhinneyJoe Taylor played Sir Edward Carson and also the voice of the Pathé News reporter

This is another radio play from Raidió Teilifís Éireann, unfortunately you have to download the play to hear it.  Something Irish and historical.

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