Project Description

‘Trial of the Century’ is an imagined, alternative history which grants Pádraig Pearse the trial he never received in life.

The hypothetical trial serves as a device to examine the many arguments that have been made for and against the rising over the last 100 years and also the many differing and contradictory things that have been said about Pearse over the last century.

Over the first two episodes, Pearse (played by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) must defend the actions that changed the course of Irish history, supported by a cast including names such as Mark Huberman, Andrew Bennett and Aoibhinn McGinnity.

In the third and final episode, an eclectic mix of Irish citizens make up a contemporary jury and give their verdict on Pearse. Television host Pat Kenny, singer-sngwriter Damien Dempsey, and journalist Una Mullally are just some of the names to enter into the heated deliberation room and give their say on one of Ireland’s most controversial historical figures.

‘Trial of the Century’ is a joint production with Treasure Entertainment.