Michael Twomey
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Michael Twomey


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This recording was compiled in the Everyman Palace Theatre as Michael Twomey provides a history of the Palace Theatre. He recalls his introduction to theatre, which originated with the James Stack School, and his mother’s great interest in his development in the field of acting. He speaks about his own background, and his schooldays with his friend Charlie Hennessy. He has huge admiration for Dan Donovan, Dermot Breen and Father O’Flynn. He also gives a very detailed description of how the ‘Cha and Miah’ team came about, and the formation of the Theatre of the South Group in 1959, a company which he joined. He concludes by talking about the Cork accent, and its nuances and rhythms.

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Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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56.50 MB

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe