An Grianán Theatre is to bring Brian Friel’s powerful play ‘Freedom of The City’ to the Alley Theatre on Saturday, 9th February at 8pm. Directed by Sean Donegan, First produced in 1973, The Freedom of the City is Brian Friel’s most overtly political play. Set in Derry in 1970, in the aftermath of a Civil Rights meeting, it revolves around the events of Bloody Sunday.
Three unarmed marchers, find themselves in the mayor’s parlour in the Guildhall. Reports and rumours exaggerate their ‘occupation’ and they are shot by British soldiers as they leave. The play documents the victims’ final hours and a subsequent tribunal of the inquiry into their deaths.
An Grianán Theatre returned to the play in the context of the 40th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the recent revelations from the Saville Inquiry.
Admission to the February 9th performance is free and tickets are available from The Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com