1916: The Musical.

sondagefaux

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Apparently it's not a joke:

The English creators of a musical based on the Easter Rising of 1916 hope it will do for Irish history what Les Misérables did for the French - once they can raise enough money to stage their revolution

ON A bitterly cold night last week, several hundred people gathered in the London Irish Centre in Camden in the north of the city to watch the first industry showcase of 1916 The Musical . Some were potential investors while others were merely curious. Before and after the performance everyone involved in it mentions Les Misérables , the Cameron Mackintosh production that made Colm Wilkinson a star and brought French revolutionaries to the stages of countries around the world.

The musical is the dream of Sean Ferris, who would like it to do for the Easter Rising what Les Misérables did for the failed bid by French revolutionaries to overthrow the monarchy in Paris in 1832.
The amazing technicolor Rising - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 07, 2010

All together now:

"Oh, we are the leaders of the Rising/For the English, pretty surprising!/We're off to the GPO/to make the Brits go, go, go/Oh, we are the leaders of the Rising."
 


captainwillard

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I wonder how old Pearse's boyfriend will be in this musical. No more than twelve I am sure.
 

sondagefaux

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Something to clap along to:

Some of the song book is formulaic: the lovers’ duet; the lonesome lullaby solo of the hero’s best friend, along with the all-singing, all-dancing number called The Clap Song , which casts doubts on the sexual cleanliness of British soldiers.
 


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