A play inspired by the Easter Rising in 1916 will be performed to Wandsworth prisoners.

Traitors, Cads & Cowards is set in the wings of the prison that were filled with military prisoners at the height of World War one in May 1916.

After the Easter Rising, hundreds of Irish fighters were transported to Wandsworth Prison for interrogation by the Sankey Committee.

During this period, several wings of the prison held soldiers arrested for criminal offences, as well as deserters and conscientious objectors.

The play, written by Martin McNamara, will be performed in the prison chapel on Tuesday, May 15 to prisoners. A performance open to public is on Monday, May 14.

McNamara said: “The prison was very generous in helping me research this drama and we are delighted they have invited us to bring our production in to perform in front of the inmates.”

The cast is led by Aonghus Weber, former cast member of Ros na Run on TG4 and RTE's Glenroe.

The production was produced by Green Curtain Theatre and directed by Anne Curtis.

The show is part of the annual Wandsworth Arts Fringe and it’s the first time in the history of the festival that the prison has been involved in the WAF.

Wandsworth Arts Festival are financially supporting the play through the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Tickets must be bought in advance: www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2018/traitors-cads-and-cowards.