The Exodus - a story of those who left our west bank

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More than 95% of the Protestant people living on the west bank of the River Foyle moved away from the cityside between 1969 and 1973. This movement, referred to by many as The Exodus, is one of the most significant and yet untold stories of Northern Ireland’s recent past.

‘The Exodus’, a new brand new play to be performed next month at the Waterside Theatre is the first theatre production to focus on these events and it has been researched using interviews with people who have first-hand experience of what happened around that time. Set in the early 1970s, The Exodus attempts to look at how and why this movement happened, as well as why it was allowed to happen. A hard-hitting drama, ‘The Exodus’ examines the extreme pressures under which the Protestant community was placed during one of the most turbulent periods of The Troubles.

‘The Exodus’ will be at The Waterside Theatre on Wednesday 13 and Thursday, April 14.

Tickets priced at £10/ Concessions £7 are available online at or from the Theatre Box Office on (028) 7131 4000