An Act of Kindness

A new play based on the extraordinary life of Countess Markievicz.

The first woman to be elected to the British House of Commons, Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the Irish Easter Rising of 1916.

The night before her impending execution she is visited by an English soldier and the two enter into an epic battle for freedom.  Based on true events, 'An Act of Kindness' wrestles with ideas of freedom, justice, redemption and love as the two characters struggle to come to terms with the violence of their times.


A site-specific, immersive telling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale.

We're planning a spectacular, production of this classic tale.  Rediscovering the themes of racial prejudice, sexual freedom and eternal death!  Have no doubt... There will be blood!!

Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplated by men´s eyes, because they know -or think they know- some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.
— Bram Stoker, Dracula


adjective: live

  1. not dead or inanimate; living.
  2. relating to a musical performance given in concert, not on a recording.
  3. (of a broadcast) transmitted at the time of occurrence, not from a recording. of, containing, or using undetonated explosive.

Applecart produces live theatre shows touring nationally attracting a diverse and mixed audience. Applecart also do site specific performances where the story of the place is as important as the story itself. Falling in line with Applecart’s core mission we create productions that will open your eyes to stories you never thought you’d hear.