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Where The Shoe Pinches

A Rehearsed Reading of a play by John McClelland

Wednesday 23rd March at 6.30pm (€5)


Miroslav Holub
Pavilion Theatre in association with dlr Arts Office presents a rehearsed reading of Where The Shoe Pinches: The Life and Times of Miroslav Holub by John McClelland and directed by Conall Morrison.

Against the backdrop of a turbulent Europe in the mid 20th
Century, the brilliant young thinker Miroslav Holub tussles with the quest for the common good in communist Czechoslovakia, and the challenges it brings to the observations of the scientific and artistic mind. In the end something or someone has to give.

Miroslav Holub was described by Seamus Heaney in The
Government Of The Tongue as a writer who could lay bare ‘not so much the skull beneath the skin, more the brain beneath the skull.’ This beautiful new play recreates theatrically the mindset of the poet and immunologist whose fraught relationship with an increasingly paranoid regime produced some of the mostmemorable verses in late 20th century European poetry.

John McClelland has had plays produced in Ireland and Scotland by companies including The Lyric Theatre, Tinderbox Theatre Co. and Replay Productions.

Where The Shoe Pinches is directed by Conall Morrison who is the Pavilion Theatre’s Artist-in-Residence supported by dlr County Council and the Arts Council.

“Dangerous words may explode at any time”




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