'To Have to Shoot Irishmen' play text by Lizzie Nunnery 2018

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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.

 

The book contains programme details alongside the full script.

 

'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

 

Cover image by Andy Donovan