The Messenger

Online, Friday 28th May - Monday 31st May

On Whit Weekend eighty years ago, a German plane circled the night sky of Dublin’s North Strand before dropping a bomb. The conflagration caused numerous deaths and tore apart a close-knit Dublin community.

Written in memory of those killed that night, Dermot Bolger’s play, The Messenger, is about a teenage girl whose family – like many others – were displaced when that bomb destroyed their old home.

Set on a half-build housing estate in Cabra, where many shell-shocked North Strand families found themselves, The Messenger allows this girl to recount the horrors of that bombing, while she also endeavours to embark on a new future by eliciting a date from the boy she is determined to marry.

It is a bittersweet play about how hope and romance survive, even amid the most tragic circumstances.

The Messenger is Free to Watch but all income from donations goes towards artist bursaries later in 2021

The Messenger
by Dermot Bolger

  • starring Ericka Roe
  • directed by Mark O'Brien
  • designed by Suzie Cummins
  • filmed by Ger Kellett

This event will be streaming from 8pm on Friday May 28th until Midnight May 31st and will be available to book on demand at any time during that period. You can view the performance at any point from Friday the 28th until Midnight Monday the 31st of May

Production supported by Dublin City Arts Office
The Messenger was originally commissioned as part of axis' work on National Neighbourhood Programme of
Dublin City Council Culture Company


Date:
Friday 28th May - Monday 31st May
Time:
Price:
Free (Donation)

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