LJMU staff to star in prestigious play
06 June 2011
Three members of LJMU staff are travelling to Vienna in July this year to perform in a play specially commissioned for an international conference celebrating the centenary of the Irish writer Flann O’Brien.
David Llewellyn (Drama) and Gerry Smyth (English) will perform their adaptation of O'Brien's 'The Brother', under the direction of Andrew Sherlock (Drama) at the 100 Myles from Dublin: The International Flann O’Brien Centenary Conference hosted by the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, 24 to 27 July 2011.
The action of the play takes place in a pub in Dublin in 1952, and concerns the developing relationship between three men, one of whom - the eponymous 'brother' - is not about to let the fact that he is absent, get in the way of having an opinion on everything from the danger of eggs to the French art tradition.
The play will be performed in preview, upstairs in The Fly in the Loaf pub, Hardman Street, Liverpool at 7.00pm this Friday 10 June. Anyone is welcome to attend.