Edge Hill University Third Year Drama Students present Millennial Mythos
“There exists more than one system to overthrow our liberty: Fanaticism has raised every passion, Royalism has not yet given up its hopes, and Terrorism feels bolder than ever.”
The Times, January 1795.
A season of work reflecting the contemporary, the cutting edge, the zeitgeist and the state of the nation. We present a season of plays which take the questioning of power, authority and rebellion as a leaping off point. What do we mean by community? Who is invited in, who excluded? How do you respond if your life is blown apart by violence, by state action or an individual? We want to reflect the possibilities of live performance in challenging times.
“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true.” Noam Chomsky
Tuesday 10th December 7:30pm
by David Greig
Original Music by John Browne
David Greig’s acclaimed play about the aftermath of a massacre. When a priest, Claire, survives an atrocity she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all: “Why?” Faced with the mass murder of the choir she led, her desire to fathom the unfathomable and to forgive is stretched to breaking point as she relives her memories and their songs which are inextricably entwined.
“Witty without being flip, wise without being sententious, provocative without being callous, it’s probably the finest, most important thing Greig has written.” ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
Tickets: £9 / £5 concessions / Free for EHU students