Richard Fish, Euan Macnaughton, Sean Stewart, Angus Castle-Doughty, Saria Steel, Shenagh Govan and Jerome Ngonadi will complete the dynamic ensemble for I AM OF IRELAND at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
I AM OF IRELAND is an exciting new play by one of Ireland’s most perceptive writers, Seamus Finnegan (Act of Union, Soldiers, North). Directed by Ken McClymont, the play examines the state of a divided nation and Ireland’s increasingly important role in Europe.
For some in Ireland, immigration and the border between the North and South have replaced sectarianism as central issues needing discussion. As a result, aggressive, passionate personalities may intrude on those who want only calm, peace and generosity. I AM OF IRELAND strives to remind us that there is still compassion and understanding in Ireland.
Through multiple storylines, the characters explore and examine the loss of religious faith, the disillusionment of Irish Republican ideals, the confusion of the Roman Catholic Church and the self-destruction of Ulster Loyalism.
Director Ken McClymont comments, “It is a great challenge and privilege to be asked to direct a new Seamus Finnegan play in the venue where we first met and worked together. Through the years Seamus’s works demand that we watch, listen and ask questions of ourselves, I AM OF IRELAND is this; a touching, funny, brutal and special play that provokes and seduces our emotions.
I AM OF IRELAND is at The Old Red Lion Theatre 5th – 30th June 2018.