When: 5th – 30th June 2018
Where: Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
£: Tickets cost £17 or £15 for concessions
What is it?
I am of Ireland, a new play by one of Ireland’s most perceptive writers, Seamus Finnegan (Act of Union, Soldiers, North), will be on at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 30th June. Directed by Ken McClymont, the play examines the state of a divided nation and Ireland’s increasingly important role in Europe.
For some in Ireland, immigration and the border between the North and South have replaced sectarianism as central issues needing discussion. As a result, aggressive, passionate personalities may intrude on those who want only calm, peace and generosity. I am of Ireland strives to remind us that there is still compassion and understanding in Ireland.
Through multiple storylines, the characters explore and examine the loss of religious faith, the disillusionment of Irish Republican ideals, the confusion of the Roman Catholic Church and the self-destruction of Ulster Loyalism.
Since 1998, Seamus Finnegan has worked closely with Scottish theatre director and artist, Ken McClymont. This has included seven productions at the Old Red Lion most notably Dead Faces Laugh, Disapora Jigs and Murder In Bridgport. For this state of the nation play, the Celtic duo reunite once again.
More info: www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk