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The Stomach Box
Ireland

No Worst There Is None

Directed by Dylan Tighe

Venue Newman House
Date 1 Oct - 7 Oct 7.00pm
Duration 1hr



Composed by Seán Óg
Scenography Phil MacMahon

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No Worst There Is None

This site-specific promenade piece staged in the magnificent surrounds of Newman House conjures the nightmare world of the seminal Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, as he moves towards death.

The audience is invited to follow a live boys’ choir and performers around the building within a series of tableaux, installations and performance sequences. Featuring a new choral score, multiple installations and live electronics this is a radical contemporary reinvestigation of this lost historical episode, revealing the psyche of Hopkins in Dublin, as the country moves towards violent upheaval at the end of the 19th century.

Set in the very house where Hopkins died in the 1880’s, No Worst There is None is a ground-breaking fusion of contemporary choral music, poetry and performance.

In association with Poetry Ireland, with the kind permission of Newman House, UCD.

It will blow you away because, set amongst the grand rooms of one of Ireland’s finest houses, this brave and intriguing project is led by some of Ireland’s most ambitious young artists.

[The Stomach Box] "raises questions about what drama is or could be." The Irish Times