Elsewhere by Michael Gallen opened on 15th of November in The Abbey Theatre in Dublin, 2021. I sang the role of Celine. Through her, we experience life in the Monaghan asylum including the extraordinary events of the 1919 Soviet when charismatic socialist Peadar O’Donnell visited the asylum and encouraged patients and staff to band together. The events of the opera are based on a true story.
Luca Truffarelli has created a trailer to give you a flavour of the opera – filmed in Castleblaney close to St Davnet’s Asylum – the asylum where the 1919 Soviet took place.
Watch out for updates on future performances of this extraordinary work.