Not-to-be-missed, newly commissioned work of documentary theatre on the role of Ireland in the Great War.
‘The Road to War’ uses speeches, songs and letters from 1914 and 1915 to chart Ireland’s journey into the Great War, from the brass bands on the quayside to the horrors of the Dardanelles. We follow the poet and journalist Tom Kettle MP from the recruitment platform to the Somme, and trace the momentous first year of the conflict through the speeches of Redmond and Carson, the writings of Pearse and Connolly, and the letters home of ordinary Irish soldiers.
With Bryan Murray, John Cronin and Danny McColgan
Writer and director Kevin McGee,
Original music from the period courtesy of the Royal Irish
Academy of Music under composer Jack Cawley.