vibrant, relevant and compelling The Irish Times★ ★ ★ ★ ★
An explosive and thought-provoking work of experimental music theatre. Least Like the Other traces events in the life of Rosemary, eldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy, sister of JFK, using redacted archive materials only recently pieced together. The events in Rosemary’s difficult life leading up to her disastrous lobotomy at 23, create an exploration of definitions of intelligence, expectations of gender, medical showmanship, patriarchy, the impact of the media and the demands of this extraordinary family. Rosemary’s tragic life constitutes a portrait of America in the 1940s and 1950s that still resonates today.
In this 2020 production, the orchestra is pre-recorded in a new surround-sound, digitally manipulated sonic experience.
Supported by the Arts Council.
Original production presented in association with Galway International Arts Festival.
All scheduled performances can no longer happen. It is hoped that this production can be staged in the coming weeks. Until this is confirmed, we can carry your booking forward. All ticket holders will be contacted by our box office.
Created by Brian Irvine & Netia Jones
Composer: Brian Irvine
Director, Designer & Video Designer: Netia Jones
Conductor: Fergus Sheil
Lighting Designer: Sinéad Wallace
Sound designer: David Sheppard
Choreographer: Muirne Bloomer
Assistant Director: Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Performers: Naomi Louisa
O’Connell (evening performances),
Amy Ní Fhearraigh (matinee
performances), Stephanie Dufresne,
Ronan Leahy & Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Irish National Opera Orchestra
extraordinarily powerful The Sunday Independent
Date(s)All scheduled performances can no longer happen. It is hoped that this production can be staged in the coming weeks. Until this is confirmed, we can carry your booking forward. All ticket holders will be contacted by our box office.