Still, the Blackbird Sings by Dave Duggan re-invents, in a contemporary style, dramatic events in the life of the poet-soldier Francis Ledwidge. It finds him and his squad members facing the question in barracks: why return to the front when we have already survived three campaigns? Can we trick death again? Should we desert?
Often referred to as the “poet of the blackbirds”, Ledwidge was an Irish patriot and Nationalist, killed in action during World War I. In this exhilarating, entertaining and engaging dramatisation of life in barracks, Ledwidge faces questions relevent to this day. Why would an Irishman join the British Army and can there be poetry in the midst of war?
“In its next recruitment drive in Northern Ireland, the British Army expects 100 of 500 recruits to come from the Republic.” The Irish Times, June 2009
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
2 – 6 MAR 2010~ Tickets
Preview, 1 MAR 2010, 8.15PM, 12
Duration: 2 hours plus one interval
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STILL, THE BLACKBIRD SINGS: INCIDENTS AT EBRINGTON BARRACKS Written by Dave Duggan Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin Costume Design by Helen Quigley