On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of April, Cherry Orchard and Ballyfermot became a giant stage, as hundreds of local singers, actors, dancers and musicians came together to create a vibrant, modern, non-religious version of The Passion as part of The National Neighbourhood. Ireland’s housing crisis is played out in a vibrant and thought-provoking, re-imagining of The Passion of Christ.
Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan are two of the country’s most exciting theatre makers and their company, Brokentalkers, collaborated with local schools and community groups to develop a script for this hugely ambitious and successful drama.
From a corporate launch in a local hotel, to a Horse Show in the Cherry Orchard Equine Centre; a huge parade in the heart of Ballyfermot, and an intense encounter with the realities of our housing emergency; the audience were constantly challenged and enthralled by the theatrical vision. The Last Supper was re-imagined as a concert featuring the ‘Best of D10’, including Finbar Furey, Mary Byrne and The Beermats; while a local park was the stage for the dramatic conclusion to the story.
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