3 July 2012
Award-winning play ‘Ballymurphy: The Aftermath’ – Tickets available now
It has been called West Belfast's Bloody Sunday. Over 36 hours, between 9 and 11 August 1971, six months before Bloody Sunday in Derry, the Parachute Regiment shot dead 11 civilians in the West Belfast housing estate of Ballymurphy. Those who were killed included local priest Fr Hugh Mullan and a 45-year-old mother of 8 children, Joan Connolly – Marie-Louise Muir’s Arts Extra, BBC
'There were cameras in Derry on Bloody Sunday; there were no cameras in Ballymurphy'
– Playwright Brenda Murphy
STRONG PERFORMANCES from the actors leave the audience with nowhere to hide as it delivers unrelenting, emotionally-charged scene after scene.
The unconventional lay-out of the stages – with the rifle-carrying British Army paratroopers moving through the audience – gives a sense of the fear people must have experienced at the time.
'Ballymurphy: The Aftermath', written by Brenda Murphy and directed by Pam Brighton, received the Aisling Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Culture.
It returns to Conway Mill for one week only in August.
Conway Mill – 5th to 12th August
Doors open 7:30 (shows start 8pm)
Saturday 11th – Matinee 2pm
On sale at
Feile Offices 90313440
Kolor Master 90616552
Frank Cahill Resource Centre 90585755
Conway Education Centre 90248543
Ballymurphy Massacre Annual March of Truth
Sunday 12th August
Assemble Springfield Park 1pm
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