Convicted on a Comma: The Trial of Roger Casement

Back by Popular Demand, a Reprise of the new Casement Playcasement-flyer-history-circle

to raise funds for a Re-Nascent Irish History Circle.
Event: Convicted on a Comma: The Trial of Roger Casement, a world premiere of a new play on Roger Casement, written, directed and narrated by Brian Gillespie, and it marks the centenary of his execution (3 August 1916).

Roger Casement is a figure who is central to the story of the Easter Rising (Dublin 1916), but also a man who  strode the world stage as a courageous reforming anti-colonialist. How did a lord of the realm, and a passionate humanitarian and diplomat who changed the course of colonial history, come to be hanged in Pentonville Prison as a traitor? How strong was the case against him? Who defended him? What dark forces mobilised against him?

When:  Saturday 8 October at 8.00 pm.
Where: The atmospheric Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall, corner of Victoria and Lygon Streets (enter building via Victoria Parade)
Cost: $30; conc. $25 (health-card holders and students); groups of six or more $25 per head.
Bookings  by phoning 03 9372 9170

This play has been written to mark the centenary of Casement’s execution, and proceeds will go to a revived Irish History Circle.