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Kilkenny Arts Festival

Rough Magic - Peter Hanly: What Are You Afraid Of?

Directed by Lynne Parker

Wed 14 Aug 2024


Peter Hanly

Perhaps you’ll remember actor Peter Hanly from the Oscar-winning film Braveheart, or the BBC’s hit TV show Ballykissangel or his many stage appearances with Rough Magic, at the Abbey, the Gate and many other theatres. So where did he disappear to and why?

During the dress rehearsal for Molly Sweeney at the Gate Theatre in 2011, Peter suddenly experienced extreme stage fright. Within a year, he’d given up acting. Until now. In What Are You Afraid Of? Peter takes to the stage one last time to find out what happened and to ask himself, and you: what are you afraid of?

This in-development showing of work in progress will be followed by a conversation with the writer/performer, director and members of the creative team.

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