The Silver Tassie: an astonishing play on the reality of war - Titchfield Theatre
Posted: 19th November 2019
Tragi-comedy The Silver Tassie: an astonishing play on the reality of war
The Silver Tassie is a brilliant and astonishing play written in 1928 by Irish playwright Sean O’Casey.
It is a tumultuous piece of writing depicting the brutalising impact of war, although the background is serious the play contains several comedy moments and the human elements shine throughout.
When a war injury leaves young Irishman Harry Heegan wheelchair-bound and paralysed, he returns to his old football club for a party in his honour. Harry’s previous victory is bittersweet having been awarded the Silver Tassie for a game he can no longer play. Harry’s return from the trenches to a ‘normal’ life no longer seems like much of a life at all… Set in Dublin, Sean O’Casey’s anti-war play uses wit and satirical humour to express a powerful message, juxtaposing the role of religion and the brutality of war.
Kimmi Dewey is the play’s Director and said, “The Silver Tassie is a play that tells the story of a family dealing with the aftermath of the realities of war when Harry returns home paralysed. Harry is a young man; before the war physically fit and a keen footballer. Now he is confined to a wheelchair, his life changed forever.
“O’Casey writes so powerfully that it is possible to see what is unsaid; the reality of conflict and issues that people did not talk about at the time. Nevertheless The Silver Tassie has a lighter, humorous side with a touch of Monty Python and Blackadder in this production.”
The Silver Tassie opens on Monday 25th November until Saturday 30th November 2019 at 7.30pm in the Acorn Studio Theatre, Titchfield Festival Theatre, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BG.
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