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Derry theatre remembers lives lost to the Troubles and Covid-19

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

A socially distanced audience will sit among objects recalling Northern Ireland's prolonged conflict and the pandemic in a piece about mourning In a verse dedicated to his aunt, the Irish poet Seamus Heaney wrote of a “ sunlit absence ”. That striking image of loss has now directly inspired a theatre production that will pay tribute to those who died during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Anything Can Happen 1972: Voices from the Heart of the Troubles is set to be staged at Derry Playhouse this autumn. The theatre usually seats 150 but social distancing...
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