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Family Theatre: The Lonsdale Project

Family Theatre: The Lonsdale Project

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale.

Kathleen Lonsdale - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison.

Despite being a pioneering scientist born in Newbridge in 1903, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the Irish public. Super Paua aims to change that, and so have created The Lonsdale Project to celebrate her life, her writings, and her adventures in x-ray diffraction, crystallography and the Cold War!

A theatrical, playful and highly original production for audiences young and old, The Lonsdale Project delves into our relationship with science, with belief, and with 'Great Thinkers' who have shaped our lives today, and will shape our world, tomorrow.

Written and Directed by Sian Ni Mhuiri
Designed by Aine O’Hara
Exhibition and Engagement Content by Mark Ball
Cast: Hazel Clifford, Graeme Coughlan and Aoife Spratt.
Produced by Mitzi D’Alton, Super Paua, and Riverbank Arts Centre

With support from Science Foundation Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland, Baboro International Arts Festival for Children, The Royal Institution, SciFest, and TU Dublin.

Kathleen Lonsdale Family Theatre: The Lonsdale Project

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