Come Out from Among Them

Theatre (new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
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    Sight not needed
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Written/performed by John McCann and directed by Erasmus Mackenna, who brought you last year’s Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning play DUPed. Come Out from Among Them concludes this writer’s journey. He meets supporters and representatives of the Democratic Unionist Party, attends his first Free Presbyterian Church service and walks down Drumcree Hill alongside Orangemen from Portadown District Loyal Orange Lodge No.1 as they enter their 21st year protesting the banning of a contentious Orange parade. During another crucial year in relations between the people of these islands, exactly how far have the DUP travelled since 1998?

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Lesley Warner 84 days ago

Following on from last year's brilliant show DUPed, John McCann explores the ongoing problems between the different communities in Northern Ireland. He believes that if there is to be any progress we have to talk to people we don't like, and whose views we don't share. Not afraid to put his money where his mouth is, he engages with the DUP, the Free Presbyterian Church and members of the Orange Lodge, trying to start one of those conversations that we don't normally have. His encounters are funny as well as frustrating, and it is definitely a show well worth seeing.

Steve Norman 99 days ago

Interesting perspective on the current situation in Northern Ireland and how engaging with the DUP, the Protestant church and the Orangemen may be the best way in moving forward. A really interesting and thought provoking hour about conversations that need to be had between different communities - and examples where that is happening with some surprising outcomes. Well worth a look

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 81 days ago

What’s to be done with groups in society who derive their core sense of identity from the idea that they are different from, and superior to, other groups that do not share their beliefs? ...

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FringeReview 96 days ago

McCann greets us as we enter, his warmth enticing us to sit and join in the hymn playing out behind us. We await the end of the hymn to find ourselves listening to the boom of a voice so often heard on the 6 O’clock news to tell us that...

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