Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

by: Frank McGuinness

by: Frank McGuinness

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Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

by: Frank McGuinness

by: Frank McGuinness

Overview

A riveting memory play by the author of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me , this lyrical work follows a group of Irish Protestant volunteers from joining up until their slaughter on the fields of France during World War I. The play opens in 1969 with the only survivor addressing a soliloquy to his long dead comrades. The action jumps back to 1915 and the young men are seen as they meet, bond and face their bloody fate. Winner of a number of best play prizes in England and Ireland and a sensation at Lincoln Center in New York, the play explores the horror of war and the mystifying reasons why these misguided souls choose to march off to almost certain death.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Cast Attributes: All Male
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior

Authors

Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness

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