THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798


Why is the death of Wolfe Tone still a mystery and why did the British need to make it look like suicide? Who was the establishment figure that may have been his real father? In the time of the Penal laws, what national icon was a conspicuous 'Loyal Catholic'? How did Napper Tandy inadvertently help with Napoleon's love life? And which of his 'lucky' generals may have scuppered everything from Bantry Bay to Waterloo? Why did Protestant Republicanism change so quickly and radically to Orange Unionism? And why does remembering 1798 grow more 'inconvenient' with every passing year? All these questions and more will be dealt with in 'The 10 Dark Secrets of 1798'...

 

Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show and Kilkenomics brings you an audiovisual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever. Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy reveals the 10 strangest things (and Darkest Secrets) that happened before, during and after the insurrection that (briefly) united Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter - in a story that unfolds like an addictive thriller. Don’t miss it!


















You can book the show at patrickcullivan@gmail.com (+353) 087 9671333

'THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798' shows in 2018: 


TUESDAY MAY 15th - GALWAY Town Hall Theatre 

https://tht.ie/2920/the-10-dark-secrets-of-1798 


WEDNESDAY MAY 30th- DUBLIN Arts Club 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddy-cullivans-10-dark-secrets-of-1798-tickets-44975941251


WEDNESDAY JUNE 13th - ENNISCORTHY Presentation Theatre 

http://www.presentationcentre.ie/event-guide.html 


WEDNESDAY JUNE 20th - KILDARE Newbridge Festival 

http://junefest.ie


WEDNESDAY JULY 11th - MAYO Ballina Arts Centre 

http://www.ballinaartscentre.com/events/


WEDNESDAY JULY 18th - DONEGAL Balor Arts Centre 

http://www.balorartscentre.com/?event=paddy-cullivans-10-dark-secrets-of-1798


FRIDAY AUGUST 3rd - BELFAST Venue tbc 

http://feilebelfast.com/events/


THURSDAY AUGUST 9th - KERRY St Johns Arts Centre Listowel 

http://stjohnstheatre.com/programme.html


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd - LAOIS Electric Picnic 

https://www.electricpicnic.ie/stage/leviathan


MONDAY OCTOBER 15th - NEWCASTLE Tyneside Irish Centre 

http://tynesideirish.com/tyneside-irish-festival/


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th - KILKENNY Cleeres 

https://www.kilkenomics.com


***Paddy has received excellent reviews for previous shows :   ‘THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1916’ & ‘THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF THE REVOLUTION’ :


'Romanticism makes way for pragmatism and careful analysis with Paddy's unique

brand of humour and story-telling genius' - Irish Independent 

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/1916/funny-how-smiles-from-the-dark-side-of-the-revolution-35189102.html


'An audience in hysterics, rapturous applause and lots of food for thought' -

John F. Kennedy Summer School

'Freewheeling Political Polemic that makes you laugh while making you think' -

The Irish Times

'Paddy Cullivan is a National Treasure' - David McWilliams, Economist


...and played these amazing sold-out venues and events:

- The New Ross Kennedy Summer School to an audience including US Ambassador to

Ireland Kevin O'Malley, Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland and the Boston

Globe's Kevin Cullen. http://www.kennedysummerschool.ie


- Two sold-out shows in the Town Hall Theatre Galway,

http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/84224/paddy-cullivan
-exploring-the-dark-secrets-of-1916 - the second as part of the official State 2016 Centenary Conversations.

- The Kilkenomics Festival of Economics and Comedy, Kilkenny

https://www.kilkenomics.com/sessions/ten-dark-economic-secrets-1916-paddy-cullivan/



- Leviathan - Mindfield  - Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival, Stradbally

http://www.electricpicnic.ie/news/mindfield-reveals-2016-programme

- The William and Helen Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, The VIEW Temple Bar Festival of Politics and Arts and the Dublin Arts Club

You can book the show at patrickcullivan@gmail.com