Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Irish Theatre - Upcoming by Tara Players

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
a drama by Frank McGuinness,

Directed by Tom Taylor

Mar 15 - Apr 2, 2011.

The play centres on the experiences of eight Unionist Irishmen who volunteer to serve in the 36th (Ulster) Division at the beginning of the First World War. It reaches a climax at the start of the terrible battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916 — the actual anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 - in which the Ulster Division suffered heavy casualties. It explores how both the Somme and the Boyne have come to have a significant place in Northern Irish Unionist consciousness.

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