Our Lady of the Goldfinches

30th Apr 2012 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Small Mercies present Our Lady of the Goldfinches by Jane McNulty at the Rose Theatre. Directed by Bill Hopkinson. The story of Jean McConville’s murder by the IRA and her daughter Helen’s attempt to make sense of her death.

Tickets £9.00 / £7.00 concessions.

On an anonymous beach, where sea gives way to land, 3 characters meet. This radical new play examines sacrifice, martyrdom and the redemptive quality of love.

Our Lady of the Goldfinches is the story of Jean McConville’s murder by the IRA and of her daughter Helen’s attempt to make sense of her death.  After 30 years of searching, the Good Friday agreement prompted the IRA to disclose the location of Jean’s grave.

This is a physical production which incorporates a bold multi-media score to animate the ‘fog of war’. From the sounds and images of Bloody Sunday to the felling of the watchtowers, from traditional music to live mixed samples, this haunting play evokes a lonely beach in County Louth as a holy place in a Last Rites of Reconciliation.

To learn about the Company and background to the play, please visit Small Mercies Productions

Listen again to BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler talking about the play with director, Bill Hopkinson and cast member, Bairbre Ní hAodha.

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree programmes in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Media, English, Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by email study@edgehill.ac.uk