This land is cruel and unforgiving
and many more have gone where I go,
to seek not wealth but fairer living
across the sea and far from Sligo
In an era when the issues of migration and mental health are seldom out of the news, we explore why the mid 19th century saw a prevalence of mental disorders amongst Irish migrants.
A Malady Of Migration uses original music, song and sharp characterisations to tell a series of intertwining stories with humour, insight and compassion. Events and characters are based on case notes, historical evidence and academic research – in what is a unique collaboration between renowned theatre company Talking Birds, the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland at University College, Dublin and the Centre for the History Of Medicine at the University of Warwick.
- Thursday evening show followed by expert panel discussion and reception
- Saturday lunchtime show followed by post show discussion
- Selected performances will be CAPTIONED (subtitled) to your mobile device via Talking Birds’ Difference Engine. To use this service e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Listen to a clip from the show Far From Sligo (Reprise)