To Have to Shoot Irishmen  

DOI: 10.5040/9780571354887.00000003
Scenes: 12. Roles: Male (3) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

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.

Lizzie Nunnery’s To Have to Shoot Irishmen premiered at the Omnibus Theatre, London, in October 2018, the first date in an Almanac Arts UK tour.

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Faber and Faber

Lizzie Nunnery

ISBN: 9780571352289

Series: Faber Drama

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