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If Walls Could Talk

March 27 @ 12:00 am


As darkness falls across The Mall, a door to olden days will open revealing past stories hidden beneath its surface. Castlebar was the epicentre of British rule in Co. Mayo and The Mall was indebted to key institutions - the prison, courthouse and barracks - that controlled the native Irish people. Its soil and stones are steeped in so much history. Its landscape and buildings are a repository for memories of the lives that passed through them. If walls could talk, what secrets would they tell? Join us as we disrupt space and time by interweaving people’s lives and stories from different ages, in one synchronised moment together. Encounter elements of both traditional and experimental theatre in this outdoor sensory experience. This tale confronts some of the darker narratives of Castlebar, as well as some of the most beautiful aspects which deserve celebration and remembrance. If walls could talk is a theatre work in progress by Elaine Mears, Associate Artist with the Linenhall Arts Centre. It is an outdoor show and headphones will be supplied to the audience. This work is funded by Arts Council Ireland and the Linenhall Arts Centre. This project is very kindly supported by Mayo Arts Office and Creative Ireland as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Important information for the audience:This is an outdoor event so please wear warm clothes, comfortable footwear and bring a waterproof layer if needed. You will be outside for the duration of the show and have to move a short distance through the park. You will be given headphones to wear throughout the show which have adjustable volume control. If you have any mobility issues or special requirements please let us know in advance and we'll do our very best to ensure your needs are met. Location: The Green (The Mall), Castlebar. Meeting point: Manannan Mac Lir Fountain




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