John Connors – Ireland’s Call
Category - Drama Date - 09/01/2020 8:00 pm
Three youths grow up in Coolock, North Dubin. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime?
Examining issues of mental health, suicide, class, religion and identity Ireland’s Call is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilt, secrets and flaws to the surface. A post-show discussion gives the audience a chance to process and respond to the topics raised.
John Connors is one of the leading Irish actors of his generation, receiving acclaim for his roles in Love/Hate and Cardboard Gangsters. His viral acceptance speech for the 2017 IFTA Best Actor Award has becme the definitive statement on the positive benefits and power of Art: “Seven and a half years ago I was sitting in my house […] contemplating suicide. Creativity […] saved my life. It really did. Creativity can definitely be the mode to heal people.”
Ireland’s Call now distinguishes him as one of the most important and influential voices of his generation.
Ireland’s Call was developed as part of Show In a Bag in association with Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble and Irish Theatre Institute.