27-27 November 2004


Tickets: 19

‘A Compelling Production’ The Irish Times

In 2003 Bedrock Productions was described by the Irish Examiner as “one of Ireland’s bravest alternative purveyors of drama”. This summer, the theatre company will present one of Caryl Churchill’s most challenging plays Far Away.

Bedrock is now in its eleventh year and is keen to take on this ambitious theatrical project that reflects the chaos of our times. Caryl Churchill is a hugely important, contemporary playwright whose work includes The Skriker, Cloud Nine, Serious Money, and Top Girls. She has always written from a keen political standpoint and this play is no exception with its vivid portrayal of the insanity of war.

Far Away explores the atrocity of the world at war. Directed by Jimmy Fay, Far Away metaphorically predicts the sad future of our planet as countries have become divided with even the animals, birds and weather taking sides. The play highlights the world’s messy and ridiculous politics where lives are ruined or lost and nothing is gained. Churchill’s anti-war message shines brightly through the beautiful and thought provoking text.

The show will be lit by award winning designer Paul Keogan and live music will come from Vincent Doherty and Ivan Birthistle.

Bedrock Productions is delighted to announce that all the proceeds from their special presentation of Caryl Churchill’s searing anti-way play Far Away on 1st July 2004 will go to Amnesty International.

Anne Marlborough will be the guest speaker on the night.

Anne is from Quin, County Clare, is a barrister and a lecturer in law at the University of Limerick. She studied law at NUI Galway, the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, and Cambridge University. She served with the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor in 2000 and 2001 and as a legal protection officer with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Harare, Zimbabwe from September 2002 to December 2003. Her involvement with Amnesty International reaches back over many years as a volunteer, a board member and now as a member of staff. She has been directing the work of the Irish Section of Amnesty International for Ireland’s EU Presidency this year.

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