Edith and Constance

Edith and Constance

World Premiere Schools tour 18th – 22nd June 2018 | Lagan College, Ashfield Girl’s High School, Methodist College, St Malachy’s, Foyle College, Lisneal College, Thornhill and St Colum’s

Cast & Crew

Playwright: Vittoria Caffola

Director: Fionnuala Kennedy


Countess Markievicz: Maria Connolly

Lady Londonderry: Julie Maxwell

Stage Manager: Sophie Thompson

Producers: Zoe Fox and Dominic Montague


2nd September 2018 | PRONI Belfast

Friday 28th September 2018 | Accidental Theatre, Belfast

Developed in partnership with the Nerve Centre, Derry, as part of the Creative Centenaries project, Edith and Constance is an imagined meeting between two of the women’s movement most powerful figures: Countess Constance Markievicz and Lady Edith Londonderry.

Written by Vittoria Cafolla, the piece explores the politics of these two seminal figures and their influence on the world around them. The piece is designed to complement a series of historical comics produced by the Nerve Centre exploring vital figures in Ireland surrounding the events and aftermath of the 1916 Rising.

The production initially toured to a number of secondary schools across Belfast and Derry and has been remounted several times for events and functions.

Edith and Constance is part of an ongoing project, Road to Equality, that will explore the lives and influence of those involved in the suffrage movement in Ireland.