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February 2018

Woman Undone

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Brokentalkers are thrilled to announce the development of their latest work Woman Undone, an original and bold, new, music and theatre performance created in collaboration with Ireland’s greatest female vocalist, Mary Coughlan and renowned Icelandic composer and music producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bedroom Community)

Woman Undone will be a full length show that is beautiful, insightful, inspiring and extraordinary to listen to. The show will explore the themes of abuse and redemption of women through a combination of song, movement and text. It will feature Mary Coughlan and a female quartet performing an original score by Valgeir Sigurdsson, which fuses electronic music with live instrumentation and a haunting vocal score written for female voices. Incorporating Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, Woman Undone is a reimagining of Mary’s Coughlan’s early life. It tells the story of a young woman who endured physical and sexual abuse, addiction and mental illness; whose discovery of art and music was instrumental in helping her to overcome trauma. Woman Undone is conceived of, written and directed by Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon (Brokentalkers) and dramaturgy is by Bjarni Jonsson.