The Irish premiere of We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here

Tina and Bernadette, are digging a hole in the ground. They dig everyday, methodically, looking for what has been hidden from them.

They are Magdalene Ghosts. They heard about Tuam on the radio. One of them is digging to find her baby’s bones, the other is digging to expose the truth. Should they keep digging? Or is it better to leave the truth under the ground, where it belongs?

After all, people who dig to find out what’s buried aren’t treated very well in this country, risking legal action, and the ruination of their good name. So why keep going?

This is a powerhouse new play by Grace Dyas about class, value and work with support from Dublin Honours Magdalene’s, Jobstown Not Guilty and Senator Lynn Ruane.

“Taking conventional notions of theatre and its audience and shoving them back in our faces, with a few expletives thrown in.” – The Irish Independent

Presented by THEATREclub in association with The Civic
Written by Grace Dyas
Director, Composer: Barry John O’Connor
Designed by Barry John O’Connor and Eoin Winning
Starring: Grace Dyas and Doireann Coady
Photo By Dorje de Burgh

Age Suitability 13+

We are excited to announce a series of curated post-show discussions following each performance.

Post Show Panel
Thursday 15th February

Gary Gannon
: Councillor with the social democrats in the north inner city and working with the Magdalene Survivors in the fight against the selling of the Sean McDermott Street Laundries.
Ashley Perry: Flying over from Paris to be on the panel, Ashley Perry from Dublin is from the ‘Dublin Honours Magdalenes’ campaign and is working with ‘Justice for Magdalenes’ research.
Terri Harrison: Has written a book which was adapted for stage  ‘No More Secrets, No More Lies (Letters of My Life)’.

Friday 16th February
Senator Lynn Ruane: A Tallaght resident, Lynn is an independent senator serving in Seanad Éireann, a former President of Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union and a lifelong activist and campaigner on issues of justice and equality.
Patrick Nevin: A traveller rights activist for 20 years or more, Patrick is a graduate of Trinity and I has worked in disabilities, and community development for over 20 years. He is presently the manager of Tallaght travellers CDP.
Claire Clooney: Voice of the Community

Saturday 17th February
Carley Bailey:  Vice-Chair of Social Democrats, works with ParentsForChoice,  Law & Political Science StudentTCD. Proud TAP student, from Firhouse.
Marie Bailey: Voice of the Community

More details to follow on panel discussions.

Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award