tells the story of a young man in Northern Ireland, the decisions he makes and how those decisions impact on those around him, as well as in the wider community. At its heart it is a story about a family in conflict within a broken community that is trying to deal with centuries of conflict and unrest.

It is a story of two sides.

It is a global story.

Marching on embers explores radicalisation amongst young people today with the back drop of Northern Ireland. We have informed the piece through research on global terrorism as well as workshops within Irish communities. It is inspired by real events and stories and features live music.

After a successful development period supported by Square Chapel and Sheffield Theatres in 2016, the play is set to tour in Summer 2017.

Marching On Embers has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England using public funds.

Writer Chris O Connor

Developed with dramaturg Rod Dixon