Sunder tickets go on sale this morning and are not to be missed. I was lucky enough to be at an early preview of the production which took place as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival last year. It aims to capture the last hours of the 1916 rising, where the rebels were hiding in houses along Moore Street to make their last stand.
It aims to explore tenement living in Ireland, with the cramped buildings packed with individuals. The rebels shot between the walls to tunnel from one building to the next. The fact that it takes place on Moore street will only add to the mystery. Tickets on sale at 10AM this morning. This is the first part of a triptych that Anu are producing this year, and details of their other shows are below.
SUNDER – On Moore St, 18 April – 7 May
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday 6th April at 10am
Moore Street is a street with a mainline to the heart of Dublin.
On the evening of Friday 28th April 1916, 250 retreating rebels from the collapsing GPO, take shelter inside number 10 Moore Street. Inside the crumbling and burning houses, they tunnel through the walls throughout the night, their stories colliding with civilian ones.
Using eye witness testimonies, SUNDER will propel audiences though the final hours of the rising like never before. Oscillating between past and present, now and then, SUNDER pulls apart time and space to reveal the human cost of the rebellion from inside its own vivid countdown.
SUNDER is the first in a triptych of work as part of ANU’s 2016 programme of events. Renowned for exploring historical events, ANU’s triptych will continue to challenge theatrical conventions by blurring the lines between interactive theatre and site specific. Placing the audience at the very centre of the experience, the experience is made all the more immersive by taking place outside the controlled environments of conventional theatre spaces.
The triptych also includes a second prestigious commission and return to HOME in Manchester (following last year’s highly successful ANGEL MEADOW) with ON CORPORATION STREET also part of Culture Ireland, “This is Ireland” strand which will occupy HOME’s entire building, cinemas, theatre and gallery installations, marking the 20th anniversary of the Arndale bombing. The final part of the triptych is an exciting co-production THESE ROOMS with Cois Ceim. This Arts Council Ireland 2016 project will take place in an offsite location in autumn yet to be announced.
Visit www.anuproductions.ie for further programme announcements on venues and booking information.
Sunder Booking Information:
Dates: 18th April – 7th May 2016
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: Previews €12/€15 | Regular €15/€18 | Group Concession €10
Accessibility: Non wheelchair accessible
Audience warnings: strong adult themes, imagery and language