01 January - 11 December 2010


Tickets: 12


Bobby Sands was a long distance runner as a teenager.

Set on a 12ft X 6ft running machine, Ladd’s stunning solo piece follows the sixty six days of the hunger strike and considers the long-distance goal of resistance.

During his time in the infamous Maze prison in Belfast, Sands wrote articles and essays on endurance and running. His essay, The Loneliness of a Long Distance Cripple, is the inspiration for Welsh choreographer Eddie Ladd’s extraordinary show The Bobby Sands Memorial Race.

Bobby Sands died on hunger strike in 1981. His aim was to win back political status for the republican prisoners, in pursuit of the longer-term aim of a united Ireland.

Eddie Ladd is one of Wales’ most exhilarating artists. She makes breathtaking performances that combine dance, text, music and new media technologies.

What the critics thought:

“A uniquely physicalised distillation of the life and death of the IRA man who died on a hunger strike in Belfast’s notorious H Blocks in 1981. Impressive…compelling.” The Times

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

7 DEC 2010~ Tickets


Duration 50 mins

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

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