As part of the Memory Project, Smashing Times is on tour Northern Ireland and southern border county venues with ‘Uprising’ .


Scripted by Tara Mc Kevitt, Devised by Smashing Times, Directed by Mary Moynihan Cast: Mark Flynn, Paul Nolan, Evelyn Shaw, Margaret Toomey, Adam Traynor
The Troubles seen through the eyes of the rap, hip-hop, dance generation, Uprising juxtaposes stories from the past with contemporary music and rap in a cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary production fusing text, pop-music, modern dance and the rapping of ancestral voices.

A young DJ attempts to lose himself through music and dance in a Belfast warehouse as the flag protests rage outside. His friend argues with his ‘passivity’, he challenges her ‘call to arms’.  Uprising explores memories and experiences of war in Northern Ireland and internationally.  Performances followed by post-show discussions with the artists and invited guest speaker Jim Arbuckle, Good Relations Facilitator.

Uprising is performed as part of The Memory Project, an innovative, ground breaking arts project using drama, storytelling events, theatre and a television documentary to deal with the past history of conflict and to promote a peaceful and shared future for all.  The project is funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme and managed by Special Programmes body

THE  TOUR (Tickets Free but booking essential):

Tues 25 March 8pm    Uprising, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Booking:    041 9833946    

Wed 26 March 8pm    Uprising, Garage Theatre, Monaghan

Booking:    047 –

Thurs 27 March 8.30pm    Uprising, Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co Cavan

Booking:    (049) 8547074 www.ramortheate. com

Fri 28 March 8pm    Uprising, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

Booking:    071 9650828

Sat 29 March 8pm    Uprising, Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co Tyrone

Booking:    028 7138 4444

Mon 31 March, 8pm    Uprising, Derry Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry

Booking:    028 71 268027

Tues 1 April, 8pm    Uprising, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine

Booking:    028 70123123

Fri 30 May, 8pm    Thou Shalt Not Kill, Naughton Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Sat 31 May 8pm    Uprising, Naughton Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Booking:    028 9038 1081