The spirit CúChulainn, iconic hero of Irish Mythology, reconnects young and old in a positive way with their deepest ancestral core.
Created during the first Covid-19 lockdown in Ireland, this engaging drama inspires a communal spirit of courage and resilience in a time of crisis.
Eamon Carr once more invokes the Ghost of CúChulainn, the powerful central character of his verse play Dusk which was hailed as a success when staged at the GPO and New Theatre in Dublin by Red Iron Productions in 2016 with Garrett Lombard, Caoimhe Mulcahy and Denis Conway.
A drama that inspires a communal spirit of courage and resilience in a time of crisis, CúChulainn Awakes features Garrett Lombard as CúChulainn, Denis Conway as the visionary Seer and Olwen Fouéré as the Chorus, a triumvirate of exciting Irish talent who breathe fresh life into the legendary Irish icon.
Produced by Andy Cummins with composer Denis Clohessy and filmmaker Killian Ginnity joining the company to complete the team.
These performances were filmed during the lockdown in April, May and June of 2020 obeying all government directives on social distancing and without any of the cast actually meeting in person.
Writer: Eamon Carr
Producer: Andy Cummins
Actors: Garrett Lombard, Denis Conway and Olwen Fouéré
FIlm Maker: Red Iron Productions