Presented by Everyman & Playhouse, Abbey Theatre, Citizens Theatre and Headlong
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, Everyman & Playhouse present this modern classic in a major co-production with Abbey Theatre, Citizens Theatre (Crime and Punishment) andHeadlong (The Glass Menagerie, plus touring shows 1984, Spring Awakening and The Absence of War) directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin.
In the extraordinary circumstances of World War 1, 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?
“McGuinness’s writing is both bruisingly intimate and richly epic”
The Times on the e&P production of The Match Box by Frank McGuinness
“Jeremy Herrin, quite the director of the moment”
The Evening Standard
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme is supported by the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.