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To Have to Shoot Irishmen

Lizzie Nunnery
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571352289
Date Published
04.10.2018
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Summary

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 Hanna prepares for revolution. Frank walks through the crowds calling for peace, while John recalls the trenches and sees a city soaked in blood. Eighteen-year-old William fearfully reports to the barracks for duty, determined to serve the British army with honour.

Inspired by true events, this absorbing play weaves movement and folk song into a stirring tale of militarism, corruption and the power of rebellion.

‘Vibrant and shocking. A fine new play [with] countless stirring scenes… that boils over with the chaos of war. Nunnery wears her research lightly and expresses her ideas in tumbling poetry, lively dialogue and haunting song. Not a syllable or beat is wasted.’ Guardian

Critic Reviews

Vibrant and shocking. A fine new play [with] countless stirring scenes… that boils over with the chaos of war. Nunnery wears her research lightly and expresses her ideas in tumbling poetry, lively dialogue and haunting song. Not a syllable or beat is wasted.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

The actors take Lizzie Nunnery’s colourful, vivid script and bring such heart to a very affecting piece . . . a tight, heart wrenching and very real story.

Spy in the Stalls