THEATREclub and Depaul Ireland present, as part of ADDICTION

Talks and Readings

GRAHAM RYALL: FROM LEMASS TO MING - A HISTORY OF DRUGS IN IRELAND

Dates: 26 Mar - 26 Mar

Show Time: 6.00pm

Tickets: €10

People think it’s all about misery and desperation and death and all that shite, which is not to be ignored, but what they forget is the pleasure of it. Otherwise we wouldn’t do it. after all, we’re not fucking stupid. At least, we’re not that fucking stupid.” Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting

The essence of capitalism is to turn nature and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television and armed force.” Michael Parenti, Against Empire

Ever wondered how we got here? Graham Ryall has. In his work in Rialto Community Drug Team, Graham spends his time analysing the Irish drug trip. In 2009 THEATREclub sat in a room in Rialto for four hours with a man called Graham Ryall. He talked them through the last forty years of our history, through Community, Drugs, Politics, Society, Crime & Health. He told told them facts, jokes, stories and song lyrics and he told them with acute intelligence, empathy and heart.

It was this talk that inspired their critically acclaimed play HEROIN (Spirit of The Fringe award winner in 2010). Not only did the talk inspire the show it also fundamentally changed how they viewed the world around them. To begin our three day investigation into Ireland’s addiction – we invite you to hear this talk too. Graham will go through our entire social history and take you on a trip that will blow your mind.

ADDICTION Pass – Just €40 for all 6 ticketed events! Contact our box office on 01-8819613 for more information.

 

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