To Have to Shoot Irishmen
Fri 26 Oct to Sat 27 Oct 2018
£20 - £10
A new play with songs by Lizzie Nunnery
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 Hannah 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, this absorbing production weaves movement and live folk song in to a stirring tale of militarism, corruption and the power of rebellion.
An Almanac Arts production in association with Liverpool Irish Festival
Supported by Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust and Unity Theatre Trust
Script originally commissioned by Druid Theatre
Written by Lizzie Nunnery
Director Gemma Kerr
Designer Rachael Rooney
Lighting Designer Richard Owen
Original music composed by Vidar Norheim and Lizzie Nunnery
Sound design Vidar Norheim
Dramaturgy Lindsay Rodden
Assistant Director Chantel Walker
Associate Producer Claire Bigley
“Powerful and timely”