Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel

A new play about Thomas Kent, the only man executed outside of Dublin in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising ~ 1916|2016 commemoration

On May 9, 1916 Thomas Kent became the only man outside of Dublin to be executed on Irish soil in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising.

The thrilling and heartbreaking story of Cork man Thomas Kent, part of a prominent nationalist family who lived in Castlelyons, follows his journey from his involvement in the land league, to advocating for Irish independence to becoming a well-known member of the Irish Volunteers.

Prepared to take part in the Easter Rising, the Kent brothers returned home after the mobilization order was countermanded. This, however, was not to be the end of their fight…


Joseph McCarthy        Thomas Kent
James Browne            David Kent/Guide 2/Terence McSwiney/Padraig Pearse
Nicholas Kavanagh     William Kent/Guide 1/Priest/Firing Squad (V.O.)/Priest (V.O.)/Redmond (V.O.)
Tommy Harris              Richard Kent/Judge
Judy Donovan             Mary Kent
Ritchie Fitzgerald        Irish Volunteer/RIC Officer
James De Burca         Irish Volunteer/British Army Officer/Prison Guard
Cornelius Dwyer         Irish Volunteer/RIC Officer/Head Constable Rowe


Directed by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin
Produced by Aisling Lane and Eoin Ó hAnnracháin
Written by Ferghal Dineen and Eoin Ó hAnnracháin
(Based on the Radio Drama Thomas Kent: The Forgotten Patriot by Ferghal Dineen)
Production and Stage Manager Aoife O’Sullivan
Set and Costume Design Deirdre Dwyer
Lighting Design Hanan Sheedy
Sound Design and Composition Peter Power
Scenic Painting Olan Wrynn
Set Construction Triangle Productions
Music performed by Johnny McCarthy and Peter Power

Funded by an Arts Grant from Cork County Council and the 1916 Centenary Programme of the Cork City Council.

A NEW PLAY BY Ferghal Dineen & Eoin Ó hAnnracháin (based on Thomas Kent: The Forgotten Patriot by Ferghal Dineen)
DIRECTED BY Eoin Ó hAnnracháin
PRODUCED BY Aisling Lane & Eoin Ó hAnnracháin


More info on Everyman website