Smashing Times on Tour

Published On 13 February, 2014 | Latest News


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’ and ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’


Scripted by Tara Mc Kevitt, Devised by Smashing Times Theatre

Directed by Mary Moynihan

Cast: Mark Flynn, Paul Nolan, Evelyn Shaw, Margaret Toomey, 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.

Thou Shalt Not Kill                     

 Created by Mary Moynihan, Written by Paul Kennedy

Director:       Mary Moynihan, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh,

Cast:              Fiona-Bawn Thompson, Adam Traynor, Cathy White

Thou Shalt Not Kill is an installation of ‘living theatre’ performances exploring themes of conflict and trauma.  Using the body as a site of performance, memory and emotion and centering on experiences of conflict in Northern Ireland, Thou Shalt Not Kill imagines the future through a remembrance of things past.  These are powerful dramatic performances that come from the soul and are an experience not to be missed.

These performances are part of The Memory Project which is funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme and managed by Special Programmes body


THE  TOUR (Tickets Free but booking essential):

 Tues 25 March 8pm           Uprising, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Booking:                                 041 9833946

 Wed 26 March 8pm           Uprising, Garage Theatre, Monaghan

Booking:                                 047 –

Thurs 27 March 8.30pm   Uprising, Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co Cavan

Booking:                                 (049) 8547074 www.ramortheate. com

Fri 28 March 8pm               Uprising, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

Booking:                                 071 9650828

 Sat 29 March 8pm              Uprising, Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co Tyrone

Booking:                                 028 7138 4444

Mon 31 March, 8pm          Uprising, Derry Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry

Booking:                                 028 71 268027

Tues 1 April, 8pm               Uprising, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine

Booking:                                 028 70123123

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




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