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Riverdance composer Bill Whelan on new historically inspired musical The Train

Inspired by a group of Dublin women who defied the law to purchase contraceptives in 1971, Riverdance composer Bill Whelan's hit musical The Train has arrived in Belfast. He explains to Joanne Sweeney why this is a story he wanted to tell

Musical The Train is at the MAC now
IN 1971, Riverdance composer Bill Whelan was a student in Dublin when 47 women of the Irish Women's Liberation Movement (IWLM) boarded a train to Belfast in defiance of the south's c[...]

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