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Hidden Histories: The Rose Tattoo

This week saw the anniversary of the first International Dublin Theatre Festival. It opened in 19...

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12.10 16 May 2021


Hidden Histories: The Rose Tattoo



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12.10 16 May 2021


This week saw the anniversary of the first International Dublin Theatre Festival.

It opened in 1957 with 'The Rose Tattoo' - a Tennesse Williams classic that had played to packed houses on Broadway.

But in a tiny theatre that could hold just a few dozen seats, the play caused a panic that went right to the top of Irish society - including the Archbishop of Dublin and the Attorney General - and all because of a prop used in the production, leading to a police raid and the prosecution of the theatre's owner.

Donal Fallon joined Gavan Reilly for another episode of Hidden Histories to find out more.

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