Written by: Michael Patric
Directed by: Geoff Gould
Age Suitability: 14+
Running Time: 75min – no interval
A man who sacrificed, suffered, and risked his life for his country.
“The men who fought the War of Independence were neither adventurers nor professional soldiers to whom revolution was the breath of life, they were men who left their peaceful avocations in a patriotic desire to serve their country, they expect- ed neither reward nor recognition.”
Seán Moylan gave a detailed account of his memory of the War of Independence to the Bureau of Military History which gives us a clear insight into the mind of a revolutionary leader. It is precise, passionate, funny, and painful.
There is an understandable reluctance to talk about the period of time from 1918 to 1923, but after one hundred years shouldn’t we be able to discuss and pass on what is on record?
This play is one man’s account of key events during this period. A man who sacrificed, suffered, and risked his life for his country. It is a tribute to him and to all who volunteered, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice, and to their families who bear it.
‘a masterclass in both writing and acting’ – The Independent
‘An extraordinary story’ – Irish Examiner
‘Accurate and very powerful’ – The Avondhu
Newmarket native Michael Patric is a well known performer on both stage and screen and recently starred as Da in the Oscar Nominated film An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl).