What happens when a town takes on the retelling of its own dark history?Come with us on a promenade adventure into an alternate world of gods and monsters. A future town, where truth and lies are interchangeable and public opinion is formed by dangerous rhetoric. A place where the only hope for the future is the voice of a teenager…
This could be my town, or your town...or any town.
Thomas Kilroy’s Booker-nominated novel is a fictionalised retelling of the real events surrounding the notorious ‘Callan Schools’ Affair’. This radical adaptation sees the people of Callan retelling their own story, using the town of Callan as its stage. Supported by an exceptional team of professional theatre artists, The Big ChapelX is a unique theatrical experience and the culmination of a year-long series of events celebrating the work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers.
Please note that this is a promenade performance and the audience will be on their feet for much of the show. Please dress for the Irish weather. All scenes are wheelchair accessible but we advise bringing a person to assist along the route (2 for 1 offer on these tickets).
Funded by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon Open Call Award and Kilkenny Leader Project.