Women of Wit

  • 7th Feb
  • 20:00
  • €16/€14
  • Droichead Arts Centre,

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Friday 7th February

A cabaret style evening with an exciting mix of spoken word, comedy, activism and music. Featuring: comedians  Priscilla Robinson, Pauline Shanahan and Aideen McQueen; journalist Caelainn Hogan (author of Republic of Shame), actor/writer Noelle Brown, musician Flo McSweeney and spoken-word artist Sarah Richardson and Anne McDonald.

 "McSweeney’s voice has equal measures of gravitas and grace" - The Irish Times 

From January 2020, all in person/phone bookings will be subject to a €1 booking charge per ticket. Free online booking.

Noelle Brown is an actor, writer, and adoption rights activist. She  has worked extensively in Theatre, Film, Television and Radio.  She is also a playright Her first play, Postscript, co-written with Michéle Forbes, dealt with her experiences of tracing her birth family. 

Caelainn Hogan is a freelance journalist from Dublin who has reported for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, VICE and Harper's will read from her new book 'Republic of Shame' about Ireland's religious-run institutions for "fallen women".

Flo Mc Sweeney has worked in the entertainment business for over 35 years. She has worked as a singer, TV presenter and an actor.Her work has brought her all over the world, from performing at the “Montreaux Jazz Festival” in Switzerland to  off Broadway. Flo now returns to her first love, Music. Flo’s album “Picture In A Frame” was released earlier this year.

Pauline Shanahan is an actor, writer and comedian. A regular at Electric Picnic and the Vodafone Comedy Festival, her most recent  one women show ‘What’s Cooler than a Hipster? A Spinster!’, was a sell out success at last years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Sarah Richardson is a Spoken Word Poet from London. She came to Dublin in October 2016 to study at The Gaiety School of Acting.Picture this: a fierce feisty feminist, speaking sex positive vibes, coming at you with rhythm, beats and rhymes. 

Priscilla Robinson is a writer and performer from Dublin. She has performed stand-up, and theatre, and made programmes for radio. Her comic writing has been published in print and online. She turned 50 recently (her photo needs a few more wrinkles) so is exploring “Swedish Death Cleaning” these days.


From January 2020, all in person/phone bookings will be subject to a €1 booking charge per ticket.