Smashing Times Theatre Company to Tour UPRISING in Ireland, 3/25-5/31
As part of the Memory Project, Smashing Times is setting out on tour this spring to Northern Ireland and southern border county venues with 'Uprising'.
Uprising was scripted by Tara Mc Kevitt and devised by Smashing Times Theatre. It is directed by Mary Moynihan. Cast includes Mark Flynn, Paul Nolan, Evelyn Shaw, Margaret Toomey, and Adam Traynor.
The Troubles seen through the eyes of the rap, hip-hop, dance generation, Uprising juxtaposes stories from the past with contemporary music and rap in an epic, cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary production fusing text, movement, compelling pop-music, modern dance and the rapping of ancestral voices. A young DJ attempts to lose himself through music and dance in a Belfast warehouse as the flag protests rage outside. His friend argues with his 'passivity', he challenges her 'call to arms'.
Uprising explores memories and experiences of war in Northern Ireland and internationally. Performances followed by post-show discussions with the artists and invited guest speaker Jim Arbuckle, Good Relations Facilitator.
Uprising is performed as part of The Memory Project, an innovative, ground breaking arts project using drama, storytelling events, theatre and a television documentary to deal with the past history of conflict and to promote a peaceful and shared future for all.
The project is funded by the European Union's PEACE III Programme and managed by Special Programmes body www.seupb.eu.
THE TOUR (Tickets Free but booking essential):
Tues 25 March 8pm: Uprising, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Booking: 041 9833946 or www.droicheadartscentre.com
Wed 26 March 8pm: Uprising, Garage Theatre, Monaghan
Booking: 047 - 81597 or www.garagetheatre.com
Thurs 27 March 8.30pm: Uprising, Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co Cavan
Booking: (049) 8547074 or www.ramortheate.com
Fri 28 March 8pm: Uprising, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim
Booking: 071 9650828 or www.thedock.ie
Sat 29 March 8pm: Uprising, Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co Tyrone
Booking: 028 7138 4444 or www.alley-theatre.com
Mon 31 March, 8pm: Uprising, Derry Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry
Booking: 028 71 268027 or www.derryplayhouse.co.uk
Tues 1 April, 8pm: Uprising, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine
Booking: 028 70123123 or www.riversidetheatre.org.uk
Fri 30 May, 8pm: Thou Shalt Not Kill, Naughton Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Sat 31 May 8pm: Uprising, Naughton Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Booking: 028 9038 1081 or www.lyrictheatre.co.uk