"Inside the GPO," Fishamble Theatre, Dublin

Fishamble's Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy was a must-see cultural event at the heart of the 1916 commemorations. This unprecedented documentary drama, directed by Jim Culleton, was a once-in-a-century opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, in the main hall of the GPO itself. Audiences witnessed the rebel leadership navigate the perils of the Rising across the five days during which they occupied the GPO. This year, we were delighted to present the filmed play to share with audiences around the world from 1 – 5 April 2021 to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the Rising.

  • On Monday, they seized and secured the building, repelling the first attacks.
  • On Tuesday, they attempted to deal with looting on O'Connell St.
  • On Wednesday, the shelling started.
  • On Thursday, the building caught fire.
  • On Friday, they were forced to evacuate.

"Wonderful production" -President Michael D Higgins

"Vigorous... affecting... persuasive drama" -The Stage.