5th July 2019:
This upcoming 11 – 17 August 2019 Callan will host The Big Chapel X which is based on The Big Chapel by Thomas Kilroy.
“What happens when a town takes on the re-telling of its own dark history?
Come with us on a promenade adventure into an alternate world of Gods and monsters.
A future town, where truth and lies are interchangeable and public opinion is formed by dangerous rhetoric.
A place where the only hope for the future is the voice of a teenager…
This could be my town, or your town… or any town.
Thomas Kilroy’s Booker-nominated novel is a fictionalised re-telling of the real events surrounding the notorious ‘Callan Schools Affair’. This radical adaptation sees the people of Callan retelling their own story, using the town of Callan as its stage. Supported by an exceptional team of professional theatre artists, The Big ChapelX is a unique theatrical experience and a culmination of a year-long series of events celebrating the work if one of Ireland’s greatest writers.
Writer: John Morton
Director: Donal Gallagher
Designer: Medb Lambert
Composer: Irene Buckley
Choral Director: Muireann Ryan
Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
Choreographer: Cindy Cummings
Costume Designer: Lisa Zagone
Video Designer: John Loftus
Podcast & Events Curator: Etaoin Holahan
Architecture Curator: Je Ahn & Studio Weave
Acrobatics Consultants: Loosysmokes
Producers: Orlaith Treacy & Maura O’Keeffe
More information can be found at :