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