Previews: 28th & 29th September @ 7.30pm
Dates: 30th September & 5th – 7th October @ 7.30pm
1st & 8th October @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm
2nd & 9th October @ 2.30pm
Post-show discussion with Michael Collins & Anthony Fox, 2nd October
Written to commemorate the first anniversary of the Carrickmines tragedy, Ireland Shed a Tear? uses song and poetry to portray the life experiences of one Traveller family, while engaging the wider community in a dynamic and light-hearted way.
In the aftermath of the fire that claimed the lives of ten members of the Connors and Gilbert families, including a pregnant mother, Tom sees the introduction of a national fire safety audit of Traveller accommodation as an opportunity for a better life for his family. Living conditions, safety, and issues with his local council might finally be resolved. However, he soon discovers that the battle is far from over.