ANU / CoisCéim Dance Theatre
On 28 April 1916, five days into the Easter Rising, 15 civilian men were killed in house-to-house raids by British soldiers on a single Dublin street.
Taking place across the entire basement of Shoreditch Town Hall, this thrillingly immersive blend of theatre, dance and visual art brings unresolved history back to life with intricate detail. Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, created by David Bolger, Owen Boss and Louise Lowe, These Rooms tells two stories: those of the civilians who were victims of and witnesses to the North King Street Massacre, and those of the men of the South Staffordshire Regiment who committed this act – their identities largely anonymous, their actions controversially exonerated at a military enquiry.
Created by two of Ireland’s most original companies, These Rooms received unanimous critical acclaim when it was first presented in a dilapidated Dublin building in 2016 as part of the centenary commemorations of the Easter Rising. Wholly reimagined for its London run, this riveting work sheds new light on a pivotal moment in British-Irish relations.
These Rooms is accompanied by Beyond These Rooms, an installation touring the UK in 2018.
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These Rooms is a promenade performance. Ticketholders must ensure they arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the performance, latecomers will not be admitted.
Audiences with additional access requirements are advised to contact Shoreditch Town Hall’s Box Office on 020 7739 6176
Tickets booked via liftfestival.com are subject to a £2.50 booking fee per transaction.
For assistance with booking via liftfestival.com, please call the LIFT booking helpline on 020 7968 6808 Monday – Friday between the hours of 12-6pm.
Co-commissioned by LIFT, Shoreditch Town Hall and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain. Image: ANU & CoisCéim Dance Theatre: Justine Cooper in These Rooms 2016. Photo by Pat Redmond
Thank you to LIFT’s Commissioning Circle