★★★★★ Thrillingly immersive… a haunting experienceIrish Times on the 2016 production
On 28 April 1916, five days into the Easter Rising, 15 civilian men were killed in house-to-house raids by British soldiers on a single Dublin street. An intense, immersive blend of theatre, dance and visual art by David Bolger, Owen Boss and Louise Lowe, These Rooms tells two stories: those of the civilians who were victims of and witnesses to the North King Street Massacre, and those of the men of the South Staffordshire Regiment who committed this act – their identities largely anonymous, their actions controversially exonerated at a military enquiry.
Created by two of Ireland’s most original companies, These Rooms received unanimous critical acclaim when it was first presented in a dilapidated Dublin building in 2016 as part of the centenary commemorations of the Easter Rising. Wholly reimagined for its London run, this riveting work sheds new light on a pivotal moment in British-Irish relations. These Rooms is accompanied by Beyond These Rooms, an installation touring the UK in 2018.
Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, LIFT and Shoreditch Town Hall. Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.