BY TOM COSTELLO
In the 1850s Mount Talbot was attracting a lot of attention. The proprietor of the estate, John Talbot, sought a divorce from his wife Marianne on the grounds of adultery with a servant. The case was appealed to the highest authority, the House of Lords, who reviewed the evidence and upheld the granting of divorce. This new play, is loosely based on the judgement of the House of Lords and reconstructs the circumstances which might have prevailed within the walls of Mount Talbot leading up to the divorce proceedings. It reveals the social conditions of the period, the tensions that existed in the household and the intriguing circumstances that brought notoriety to a small rural area.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 28th, 29th & 30th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €14/€12