To Have To Shoot Irishmen

6th Nov 2018, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Tuesday 6th November 7:30pm
To Have To Shoot Irishmen
A new play with songs by Lizzie Nunnery

From the writer of Narvik (Best New Play UK Theatre Awards 2017)

‘Could peace come after? After what? Who will we be?’

Easter morning, 1916. Gunshots ring out in the Dublin streets.
In her suburban sitting-room Hanna prepares for revolution.
While Frank walks through the crowds calling for peace, John walks through his nightmares of the trenches, sees a city soaked in blood.

18-year-old William fearfully reports to the barracks for duty, determined to serve the British army with honour. But can honour survive the chaos of conflict, and once unleashed can violence ever be contained?

Inspired by true events, the absorbing production weaves movement and live folk song in to a stirring tale of militarism, corruption and the power of rebellion.

“Tumbling poetry and lively dialogue power Lizzie Nunnery’s dynamic song-led show set during the Easter Rising” The Guardian ★★★★
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“An evocative slice of history layered with original folk songs and heartfelt performance” 
The Stage
★★★★
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“The actors take Lizzie Nunnery’s colourful, vivid script and bring such heart to a very affecting piece”  The Spy in the Stalls  ★★★★
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The Cast

Gerard Kearns:                  Elinor Lawless:                   Robbie O’Neill:                 Russell Richardson:
Frank                                   Hanna                                 William                              Vane

An Almanac Arts Production
Supported by Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust
Directed by Gemma Kerr; Designed by Rachael Rooney; Music by Lizzie Nunnery and Vidar Norheim; Associate Producer Claire Bigley

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Suitable for age 12 years plus (contains reference to violence)

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership