Friday 14th October 8pm (Door Open 7.30)
Saturday 15th October 8pm (Door Open 7.30)
SHORT VIDEO OF THE PLAY IN REHEARSAL: https://fb.watch/c75wQHiIxY/
Critical Reaction to Splódar’s The First Protestant in 2019:
“Privileged to see this production tonight, immaculate script, and sympatric portrayal of a man who has been neglected for over 500 years……Well done to all concerned in Splódar. Well worth seeing.”
- Ronal Mc Greevy, Irish Times
“A surprise and delight in Dublin’s oldest theatre-smock alley ….Martin Luther and the Analyst (Freud) interact brilliantly through the acting of this great Leitrim group -Splódar.”
- Michael O’ Rourke, Philosophy and Poetry
“Who knew a play about Martin Luther could be both laugh-out –loud funny and intellectually shocking? Catch it while you can”
- Joe Humphreys, Irish Times
Following on from its success with The First Protestant, Splódar Theatre Company, Leitrim brings another fantastic new play to the stage!
Tension and comedy coalesce in equal measure in this gripping historical psychological drama. A true story of conflict, love, betrayal and redemption emerge when Lloyd George is confronted by his daughter on the morning of his wife’s funeral in January 1941 about his past political and personal behaviour. His dealings with Ireland feature in particular where he stands accused of deceiving both the unionist and nationalist communities, where he employed oppression and coercion instead of negotiation. But it is the betrayal of his family and his native Wales that torture the central protagonist most as he interacts with a host of characters. Moments of tragedy meet the counterpoint of comedy as the eccentric Megan (Lloyd Georges’s daughter) interacts with the mundane Philip Noel Baker (founder of the United Nations) Audiences will find relief in the inebriated and lazy Cledwyn who, in the last moments of the play, accidentally solves a great mystery that has baffled all throughout the action of the drama. While the maternal Lallie, housekeeper and confidant attempts to bring peace to the tortured souls in the family milieu.
8pm. Tickets: €17/14