Jonathan Swift Festival 2019

November 22
19.00 | Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Swift and Vanessa, a play by Martina Reilly

In 1710, Jonathan Swift , the toast of London met Esther Vanhomrigh (Vanessa). She became besotted with him. What he omitted to tell her was that there was another Esther in his life, one he had temporarily left behind in Dublin. Let us transport you back to the reign of Queen Anne to find out what happened when the smartest man in London met the strong willed Vanessa. A humourous, tender and tragic love story.



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