THE FEVER: ROGER CASEMENT IN THE DARK PLACES
AN EVENING OF DRAMA, WORDS AND MUSIC
Wednesday 19 October, 7.30pm, Grand Opera House
The Belfast International Arts Festival presents very special evening of performances and talks, including Crash Ensemble, hosted by Fintan O’Toole.
Crash Ensemble's performances include The Dark Places by Colm Tóibín and Donnacha Dennehy in its UK premiere. White Man Sleeps by Kevin Volans, First Sorrow by Gerald Barry and Mishima by Philip Glass.
The evening also features The Nightmare of Empire/The Dream of Europe by Fintan O’Toole performed by the celebrated actress Olwen Fouéré and the premiere of a new short dramatic work, again by Fintan O’Toole, and an extraordinary dramatic monologue written for Casement by the most famous playwright of the day, George Bernard Shaw. It was a speech he hoped to persuade Casement, who was facing the death sentence for treason, to deliver at his trial and Shaw believed it would persuade the jury to spare Casement’s life. Treason on Trial hasn’t been heard on stage in the UK – until now. More guests to be announced.