Glorious Madness is an opportunity to see the Rising through the eyes of those whose actions and eye witness accounts provide invaluable testimony, which summons the glorious madness that burst through the city throughout Easter week 1916.
Join us on the same streets that bore witness to the seismic events of almost one hundred years ago to look beyond the lens of history into a time of terror, intrigue and infiltration at events that would shape a nation.
Presented by ANU Productions, Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council.
Suitable ages 12 and over.
ANU is devoted to an interdisciplinary approach to performance / installation that cross-pollinates visual art, dance and theatre in an intensely collaborative way.
For more information about ANU, please visit us at anuproductions.ie
"PALS is not an exhibition, an excavation nor even recreation. It's something rarer; an imaginative and sensitive summoning ... you might fall apart." - Peter Crawley, The Irish Times
"PALS achieves so much because it manages not just to underline the importance of doing justice to historical narratives so long submerged ... This is an exercise in history from below and is a reminder of what can be achieved by being creative and imaginative with archival material, giving a sense, not just of what happened, but what it felt like for those involved. The result is arresting and unsettling, just as it should be. PALS is not about celebrating or eulogising or playing politics, but amounts to an accurate and moving portrayal of the reality of war..." Diarmuid Ferriter on PALS, The Irish Times
"The Dublin Tenement experience was deeply concerned with the dignity of the people it portrays, yet utterly devoid of heroic rhetoric or cheap sentiment. It showed, in 40 highly charged minutes, how memory does not have to be morbid and how thoughtful commemoration differs from mindles celebration." - Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times