- 11 May 18
Having wowed us as Sister Michael in Derry Girls, SIOBHAN McSWEENEY is returning to her theatrical roots in author Kevin Barry’s first play, Autumn Royal.
Set on the Northside of Cork City, Autumn Royal is Kevin Barry’s first piece written originally for stage. The play sees brother and sister May and Timothy – respectively played by McSweeney and Peter Campion – struggle to escape from the domestic life imposed on them by having to look after an aged father. Having premiered in the Everyman last year, Autumn Royal is going on national tour this summer.
“We’re thrilled this time to have a national tour and a more comprehensive show,” says Siobhan. “We believe the production is richer, and better, so we’re really excited to tour around the country. It’s very rare in theatre to have the luxury to go back and rework things. Last time, we only had a week in Cork and a week in Dublin. This time, we’ve had a chance to think about new things and how to make it a more involved production.”
How was it revisiting her character, May?