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Machinal @ Spike Island

Spike Island are proud to work with BOLT productions to present the production MACHINAL.  We invite you to join us as a prisoner on Spike Island, to witness the story, trial and execution of the notorious black widow, Helen Jones.

“A powerful drama about the dependent status of the working class, and the living hell of a loveless marriage.”

Inspired by the notorious case of Ruth Snyder, an adulteress who died in the electric chair for the murder of her husband, Machinal is the personal tragedy of a gentle individual submissioned to a crowded, hard society. The story is told in nine episodes in an expressionistic style, dramatized consistently from the viewpoint of the Young Woman. The freedom and love she eventually finds lead to her killing her husband, and ultimately to her own death.

Your ferry departs at 8.15pm from Cobh and on arrival to the island you are escorted to our Mitchel hall for show start time of 8.45pm, and the return ferry around 11.30pm.  Meaning you get a stunning night time crossing across Cork harbour with amazing views of Victorian Cobh.

Produced by BOLT Productions in association with SPIKE ISLAND. Total time from pick up to drop off from pier approx. 3.5hours.  

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Spike Island are proud to work with BOLT productions to present the production MACHINAL.  We invite you to join us as a prisoner on Spike Island, to witness the story, trial and execution of the notorious black widow, Helen Jones.

“A powerful drama about the dependent status of the working class, and the living hell of a loveless marriage.”

Inspired by the notorious case of Ruth Snyder, an adulteress who died in the electric chair for the murder of her husband, Machinal is the personal tragedy of a gentle individual submissioned to a crowded, hard society. The story is told in nine episodes in an expressionistic style, dramatized consistently from the viewpoint of the Young Woman. The freedom and love she eventually finds lead to her killing her husband, and ultimately to her own death.

Your ferry departs at 8.15pm from Cobh and on arrival to the island you are escorted to our Mitchel hall for show start time of 8.45pm, and the return ferry around 11.30pm.  Meaning you get a stunning night time crossing across Cork harbour with amazing views of Victorian Cobh.

Produced by BOLT Productions in association with SPIKE ISLAND. Total time from pick up to drop off from pier approx. 3.5hours.