Mad, Bad & Dangerous: A Celebration of 'Difficult' Women

Film / Screening



Vinny Browne

Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Online

City/Town: Dublin / Online

County: Dublin City

Event dates: 15 Sep 2020 - 22 Oct 2020

Event Venue:

Event time: 7 p.m.

Contact phone: 01 805 7713



A series of interviews between influential Irish women over 70. These women have been blazing trails for 50 years. They were moving mountains long before hashtags. The relationship that intersects age, gender and public space has never been so fraught. The need to see, hear and prioritise older people has been rendered explicitly visible. They are the ‘difficult’ women, the brass necks, the sharp, the fearless: the mad, bad and dangerous. Featuring Lelia Doolan, Bernadette McAliskey and more. Broadcast online at in four parts throughout September and October as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Pilot Light Edition and Bealtaine At Home. Screening dates: September 15th & 17th, October 20th & 22nd. Produced by Up Up Up and Copper Alley, in association with Dublin Fringe Festival and Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, with support from Galway County Council, CKI at NUI Galway and Waterford City & County Council. CONTENT WARNING: Contains discussion of mental health and infant death.