Conversation Before A Hanging
A rehearsed reading of a play by Mary Kenny/ Produced by Bryn Coldrick and directed by Richard Ball. William Joyce was the last man to be hanged for treason by the British Crown.
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
18th September 2016 at 7:00 pm
Known as “Lord Haw-Haw” during his infamous wartime broadcasts from Nazi Germany, Joyce grew up in Galway, the son of a Mayo father and a Lancashire mother with Ulster roots. As he awaits his execution in Wandsworth Prison, his memories return to his childhood home and his last thoughts are of looking towards the Atlantic from Salthill. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session with Mary Kenny.
The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique ‘fire eye’ with Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer.
Time: 2nd December 2028