The Irish premiere of We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here Tina and Bernadette, are digging a hole in the ground. They dig everyday, methodically, looking for what has been hidden from them.

They are Magdalene Ghosts. They heard about Tuam on the radio. One of them is digging to find her baby’s bones, the other is digging to expose the truth. Should they keep digging? Or is it better to leave the truth under the ground, where it belongs?

After all, people who dig to find out what’s buried aren’t treated very well in this country, risking legal action, and the ruination of their good name. So why keep going?

This is a powerhouse new play by Grace Dyas about class, value and work with support from Dublin Honours Magdalene’s, Jobstown Not Guilty and Senator Lynn Ruane.

“Taking conventional notions of theatre and its audience and shoving them back in our faces, with a few expletives thrown in.” – The Irish Independent

Presented by THEATREclub in association with the Civic Theatre
Written by Grace Dyas
Director, Composer: Barry John O’Connor
Designed by Barry John O’Connor and Eoin Winning
Starring: Grace Dyas and Doireann Coady
Photo By Dorje de Burgh

Age Suitability 13+

We are excited to announce a series of curated post-show discussions following each performance.
More details to follow.

Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award


  • €16.00 | €18.00


  • Thu, Feb 15 | 20:00
    Fri, Feb 16 | 17:00
    Sat, Feb 17 | 20:00

Civic Theatre
Dublin 24
Co. Dublin
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Box Office + 353 (0)1 462 7477

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