Tintown – Work in progress reading from Bob Kelly - Artist in Residence at Hawk’s Well Theatre
Theatre Artist in Residence at the Hawk’s Well Bob Kelly will present his final work-in-progress reading in the Hawk’s Well’s Theatre Artist in Residency programme 2016 on Thursday 20th of October at 8pm. This rehearsed reading of Bob’s most recent project is called Tintown and is based in part on his grandfather’s experiences. This one-man piece will explore the internment of republican prisoners in the Curragh Camp by the Free State Government during the thirties and forties, through the eyes of a young IRA recruit. Bob said of this new work in progress, “This is a period of Irish history that I find fascinating. We don't really talk about the fact that we had internment camps in this country that were used to detain people without trial; they were De Valera's main method of dismantling the old IRA during what's generally referred to as the organisation's 'Twilight' period, when civil war veterans were losing faith and the IRA became a battleground between socialist republicans and those who believed that violence was the only way forward. What I find particularly interesting is that most of these people would have been released, provided they were willing to renounce their beliefs - and yet they stayed.” The reading of 'Tintown' is at 8pm on Thursday 20th of October and is free of charge; tickets are available from the Hawk’s Well Theatre.