What effect did the Troubles have on Northern Irish theatre from 1968-1998?
(2017) What effect did the Troubles have on Northern Irish theatre from 1968-1998?, no. 55.
What effect did the Troubles have on Northern Irish theatre from 1968-1998? Thirty years of violence played out on the streets and the governments failed to provide a solution, but what did that mean for the Northern Irish theatre circuit? That is the question at hand. Through extensive research carried out on both sides of the Irish Sea, and interviews with artists both from that time and of now, the initial and long lasting impacts of the this turbulent era shall be discovered, in an unbiased neutral approach. Did Northern Irish artists shy away from the task at hand? No. They saw it as an opportunity to rise above the violence and political uncertainty and have their voices heard. They reunited audiences with familiar faces, themselves, on stages across the province and carried their voices across the British Isles. They shed light upon the dark corner of the United Kingdom, whether this light continues to shine post Troubles however, is another question.