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‘THE CURE AT TROY’ Does Hope and History rhyme?

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Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7AP

United Kingdom

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Heaney’s masterful retelling of Sophocles “Philoctetes” was originally staged at a time when Great Victoria Street, including the Europa Hotel, was a target for repeated bombings. It explores how someone wounded and left behind may hold the key to ending the conflict, and despite being repeatedly quoted at key times in the early years of the peace process (notably by Bill Clinton, who stayed in the Europa during his first visit to the city) it is arguable that the key lessons of this play have never really been learned here. A group of public figures perform a rehearsed reading of Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy under the direction of Trevor Gill of The Bright Umbrella Theatre Co. Those taking part include MLAs Naomi Long, Claire Hanna and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, former MLA Sammy Douglas and Glenn Bradley, chair of the Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum.

Location: Penthouse Suite

Due to limited capacity tickets for this event will go very quickly. Please e-mail us on info@4cornersfestival.com immediately if you cannot attend as we would wish to reallocate tickets asap.

This event is being organised in association with The Bright Umbrella Drama Co and has been kindly sponsored by the Linen Quarter Business Improvement District.

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