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Making History, 2007

by Brian Friel

An Grianán Productions in association with Ouroborus

Directed by Geoff Gould

Presented in 2007 to mark the 400th anniversary of the Flight of the Earls.

The play documents the experiences of the Earls of Ulster in the lead up to the battle of Kinsale and their subsequent flight from Ireland. It offers insights into the human emotions of the men and the political context in which they found themselves.  At the heart of the play is the examination of Hugh O Neill’s character and how he found himself facing the prospect of becoming a historical hero figure despite all the facts that reduced him to poverty, exile and defeat. The play also won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best costume Design for the intricate and exquisite work of Sinead Cuthbert.

An Grianán produced the play in association with Denis Conway’s Ouroboros which previously produced Making History to critical acclaim in September 2005.

Directed by Geoff Gould, with Denis Conway (Winner Best Actor – Irish Theatre Awards 2001) as Hugh O’ Neill and Philip O’Sullivan as Lombard. Set Designer: Ferdia Murphy (Nominated Best Set Design – Irish Theatre Awards 2004), Costume Designer: Sinéad Cuthbert (Winner Best Costume Design – Irish Theatre Awards 2000 and 2005) Lighting Designer: Lizzie Powell

Cast: Denis Conway, Tony Flynn, Philip O’Sullivan, Helene Anderson and Conan Sweeney.

Tour Dates 2007

Wed 14 to Sat 17 March, Wed 11am, Thurs/Fri 11am & 8pm, Sat 8pm
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
Box Office 074 9120777 www.angrianan.com

Wed 21 to Sat 24 March, Wed 11am, Thurs/Fri 11am & 8pm, Sat 8pm
The Guildhall, Derry
Box Office 028 7126 4455 (Millennium Forum)
www.millenniumforum.co.uk

Mon 26 to Wed 28 March at 8pm
Riverside Theatre, Coleraine
Box Office Tel No: 028 7032 3232 www.riversidetheatre.org.uk

Thurs 29 to Sat 31 March at 8pm
Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Box Office Tel No: 028 3752 1821 www.marketplacearmagh.com

Sun 1 & Mon 2 April
Sun 8pm, Mon 10.30am & 8pm
Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre, Cookstown
Box Office Tel No: 028 8676 9949 www.burnavon.com