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.
Showing Thurs 25, Fri 26 and Sat 27 Oct, the latter with post-show Q&A session.
To Have to Shoot Irishmen is supported by Arts Council England, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust and Unity Theatre Trust.
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