A co-production between Citizens Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Headlong and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse of Frank McGuinness’ iconic play about World War I.
Those I belonged to, those I have not forgotten, the irreplaceable ones, they kept their nerve, and they died.
On 1 July 1916, the 36th (Ulster) Division took part in one of the bloodiest battles in human history. The Battle of the Somme.
One hundred years on, a major new co-production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin.
In the extraordinary circumstances of WWI, eight ordinary men are changed, changed utterly…
This iconic war play by Frank McGuinness is a powerful portrayal of mortality, love and loss.
What more have we to tell each other?
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme is supported by the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.
Cast includes: Ryan Donaldson (Craig), Donal Gallery (Young Pyper), Jonny Holden (Crawford), Andy Kellegher (Anderson), Paul Kennedy (McIlwaine), Marcus Lamb (Roulston), Chris McCurry (Moore), Seán McGinley (Old Pyper) & Iarla McGowan (Millen).