1916: Our History Our Future

1916: Our History Our Future

World Premiere 17th April 2016 | Short Strand, Belfast

Cast & Crew

Playwrights: Vincent Higgins, Kieran Magee, Laurence McKeown and Maria McManus

Cast

Elizabeth Corr: Carol Moore

Joseph Campbell: Gerard McCabe

Thomas Wilson: Stephen Beggs

Johanna Monahan: Maggie Cronin

Man: Gerard Jordan

Woman: Antionette Morelli

Crew

Costume Designer: Liz Cullinane

Production Manager: Damian Cox

Stage Managers: James Kennedy and Megan Magill

Producers: Zoe Fox and Dominic Montague

On April 17th 2016, Kabosh, in partnership with the South and East Belfast committee of Ag Fìorú na Poblachta, brought the history and heritage of the Short Strand to life in a one-off promenade event. Combining spectacle, theatre and music this unique outdoor performance marked 100 years since the Easter Rising as audiences were brought on a journey through the Short Strand, encountering previous residents connected with the events of Easter week in Dublin 1916. 

Four original plays were performed in exterior locations across the Strand by a team of esteemed local actors: Stephen Beggs, Maggie Cronin, Gerard Jordan, Gerard McCabe, Carol Moore and Antoinette Morelli supported by costumed actors and singers from the community.

This event was free to the local community and over 200 experienced the premiere performance.