The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton presents a new outdoor street play ,'Soldiers, Clergy and Rebel Women', directed by Fermanagh-based director and performance artist Paddy McEneaney.

Taking place in Manorhamilton town tomorrow night (Friday, May 19) at 7.30pm, the play will be a theatrical and musical spectacle featuring Moybrone Pipe Band, Fiddlers Two (John McLoughlin and Nóra Smith), Manorhamilton Youth Choir and actors Gerry Farrell, Deirdre O’ Meara, Sheila O’Keefe, Michael McLoughlin and Ed Mullane.

The play, which will be linked by Brian Na Murtha O’Rourke (played by Gerry Farrell), features four key episodes in the history of Manorhamilton.

These include the dispute between Queen Elizabeth I and Brian O’Rourke, the coming of the Methodists to Manorhamilton through John Wesley, the very topical fight for Fair Rent which was carried on by the Ladies Land League, and finally the recruitment of soldiers from North Leitrim for the First World War.

Directed by Paddy and written by Joel Smith, the play will start from the car park at W8 Restaurant in Manorhamilton before marching down the street and entering the space behind Golden’s and the Credit Union (entrance at the side of Biddy’s Bar).

The play is funded by the International Fund for Ireland through the Glen’s Centre’s Across the Lines programme.