Home: Part One is a direct response to the report on Mother and Baby Homes, focusing on the testimonies of survivors,,

Home: Part One which was first broadcast on St. Patrick’s Day 2021 is available to stream on The Abbey's YouTube channel.

In January 2021 the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes published its report investigating the discrimination experienced by vulnerable women and children in Mother and Baby Institutions in Ireland. It asserted that, over 76 years from 1922 to 1998, some 56,000 mothers and 57,000 children were kept in the 14 Mother and Baby Institutions and four County Homes it examined.

Home: Part One is a direct response to the report on Mother and Baby Homes, focusing on the testimonies of survivors.

Home: Part One is in aid of Barnardos Post Adoption Service. Please support the service by making a donation at www.barnardos.ie/donate

The testimonies will be read by some of Ireland’s leading actors and public figures, with live music performed by Mary Coughlan and Johnny Taylor.

Readers: Karen Ardiff, Ivana Bacik, Cathy Belton, Jane Brennan, Noelle Brown, Siobhan Callaghan, Orla Casey, Catherine Connolly, Derbhle Crotty, Amelia Crowley, Anne Enright, Hilda Fay, Liz Fitzgibbon, Brenda Fricker, Gráinne Hallahan, Mary Healy, Esosa Ighodaro, Jess Kavanagh, Lauren Larkin, Susan Lohan, Síle Maguire, Ruth McCabe, Gillian McCarthy, Denise McCormack, Mary McDonagh, Eleanor Methven, Sarah Morris, Marie Mullen, Laura Murphy, Mary Murray, Máire Ní Ghráinne, Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Donna Anita Nikolaisen, Melissa Nolan, Helen Norton, Marion O’Dwyer, Olivia O’Leary, Aisling O’Sullivan, Geraldine Plunkett, Joan Sheehy, Noni Stapleton, Carmel Stephens, Catherine Walsh, Eleanor Walsh, Ali White.

Filmed portraits, in order of appearance:

Portrait 1: Joan McDermott
Portrait 2: Mary Coll
Portrait 3: PJ Haverty
Portrait 4: Catherine Coffey O’Brien
Portrait 5: Anne Fitzgerald

Concept by: Graham McLaren & Neil Murray (Directors of the Abbey Theatre)
Curator and Lead Artist : Noelle Brown
Editorial panel: Catriona Crowe
Editorial panel: Michèle Forbes
Editorial panel: Colin Murphy
Editorial panel: Conall Ó Fátharta
Editorial panel: Jody O’Neill
Editorial panel: Caroline Williams
Head of Producing : Jen Coppinger
Senior Producer : Craig Flaherty
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Casting Director : Sarah Jones
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Voice Director : Helena Walsh
Production Manager : Cliff Barragry
Company Manager : Danny Erskine
Company Stage Manager: Bronagh Doherty
Stage Manager: Roxzan Bowes
Stage Manager: Orla Burke
Stage Manager: Tara Furlong
Stage Manager: Anne Kyle
Lighting Design : Kevin McFadden
Composer : Ray Harman
Sound Mixing : Derek Conaghy
Sound Mixing : Morgan Dunne
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Video Production : Areaman
Producer for Areaman : Shane Hogan
Camera Operator: Eleanor Bowman
Camera Operator: Simon Crowe
Camera Operator: Tommy Fitzgerald
Camera Operator: Esme Pum McNamee
Camera Operator: Luke Sweetman
Camera Assistant/Data Wrangler: Aoife Quinn
Location Sound: Rob Moore
Location Sound: Steven Power
Clapper Loader : Kev Moore
Vision Mixing : Shane Hogan
Post-Production : David Keeling
Creative Design : ZOO
Photography : Ste Murray
Photography : Mark Stedman
Portrait Production : Dave O’Carroll
Irish Sign Language Interpreter : Amanda Coogan

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