Observe The Sons Of Ulster

Observe The Sons Of Ulster

Those I belonged to, those I have not forgotten, the irreplaceable ones, they kept their nerve, and they died.On 1 July 1916, the 36th (Ulster) Division took part in one of the bloodiest battles in human history. The Battle of the Somme.One hundred years on, a major new co-production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin.In the extraordinary circumstances of WWI, eight ordinary men are changed, changed utterly…This iconic war play by Frank McGuinness is a powerful portrayal of mortality, love and loss.What more have we to tell each other?

Dates
  • 20 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 21 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 23 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 24 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 25 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 26 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 27 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 28 May 2016 @ 2.30PM
  • 28 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 31 May 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 1 Jun 2016 @ 1.30PM
  • 1 Jun 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 2 Jun 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 3 Jun 2016 @ 7.30PM
  • 4 Jun 2016 @ 2.30PM
  • 4 Jun 2016 @ 7.30PM

  • Recommended for 12+
    Please be aware strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance

    Previews 20, 21, 23 & 24 May
    Audio Described: 2 Jun, 7.30pm
    Signed: 3 Jun, 7.30pm
    Captioned: 4 Jun, 2.30pm
    Post Show Discussion: 31 May

    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    REVIEWS


    “a deeply affecting production”The Telegraph★★★★★

    “so powerful, so moving and so important.” The Reviews Hub★★★★★

    “Herrin’s production has taken a genuinely brave piece of writing and made something that is both elegiac and heroic in every way.”
    The Herald ★★★★

    “rich, beautiful and compelling” The Scotsman ★★★★

    “it measures up entirely to the epic historical scale and the immense poetic stature of McGuinness’s magnificent script.”The Sunday Herald

    • Cast & Creative Team
      Writer - Frank McGuinness Director - Jeremy Herrin Set Designer - Ciaran Bagnall Costume Designer - Niamh Lunny Assistant Director - Bryony Shanahan Lighting Design - Paul Keogan Sound Design - Emma Laxton Composer - Stephen WarbeckCAST (in order of appearance) Seán McGinley - Old Kenneth Pyper Donal Gallery - Kenneth Pyper Ryan Donaldson - David Craig Iarla McGowan - John Millen Chris McCurry - William Moore Marcus Lamb - Christopher Roulston Jonny Holden - Martin Crawford Andy Kellegher - George Anderson Paul Kennedy - Nat McIlwaine
    Running Time: Approx. 2hr + 20 min interval

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