World premiere 27th October – 14th November 2015 | Castlewellan Castle and Grounds


Maria Connolly


Paula McFetridge


Mabel: Maria Connolly

Various: Jo Donnelly


Designer: Elle Kent

Stage Manager: Monica McNally Producers: Zoe Fox and Dominic Montague

This production gave audiences the opportunity to experience Castlewellan Castle as they never had before: through the eyes of one its former residents Mabel Annesley.
With unprecedented access to the Castle and Grounds, Kabosh created a theatrical journey through time as we traced the life of the adventurous Mabel, her travels across the world, her eclectic friends and foes, the home she loved so dearly and the art she created inspired by the beauty of the Mournes.  
Taking place within the Castle and its grounds, Mabel and her many acquaintances were brought to life through drama and a hint of the unexpected.

Produced in partnership with Down Arts Centre.


“In the course of an hour-long navigation through Kabosh’s site-specific production, Mabel becomes both our guide and our conscience. Played by Connolly herself, it soon becomes clear that, under Paula McFetridge’s gentle direction, this piece is very much a labour of love.” Culture Northern Ireland (full article