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Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme
A co-production between Citizens Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Headlong and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse of Frank McGuinness’ iconic play about WWI
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?
Citizens Theatre, Headlong, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and The Abbey Theatre, Dublin present
- 20 May 2016 to 4 Jun 2016
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- 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
50p - £22.50
Preview £9.50 | Tuesdays £12.50
£2 online transaction fee applies
50p tickets on sale Sat 14 May, 10am
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Previews 20, 21, 24 & 24 May
Audio Described: 2 Jun, 7.30pm
Signed: 3 Jun, 7.30pm
Captioned: 31 May, 2.30pm
Post Show Discussion: 31 May
Guide Dogs welcome
Written by - Frank McGuinness
Directed by - Jeremy Herrin
Jerwood Charitable Foundation
The Main Stage Director in Residence programme is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts. For more information on Jerwood Charitable Foundation visit: www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org
David Neilson was last seen on stage in as Lucky in ‘Waiting for Godot’ at the Library Theatre Manchester. He plays Roy Cropper in ITV’s Coronation Street.
Chris Gascoyne has appeared a wide range of theatre throughout the UK, most recently as Ray Say in ‘Little Voice’ at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Birmingham Rep. He played Peter Barlow in Coronation Street.