A new musical drama based on the life of late Nobel laureate John Hume is to be staged to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement.
The production honouring the long-time SDLP leader, and key architect of Northern Ireland’s historic peace accord of 1998, will premiere next spring.
‘Beyond Belief’ will be performed in Hume’s native Derry to commemorate the 25 years since the deal that largely ended years of violent conflict was signed.
The play will be staged at Derry’s Guildhall and will be presented by actors from the city’s Playhouse Music Theatre Company.
The drama will tell the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mr Hume and his wife Pat (pictured), who both died within the last two years.
It is being made in partnership with the John and Pat Hume Foundation.
It will run over eight nights with the final performance on April 7 2023 being screened live to a global audience as part of a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the agreement.
Beyond Belief will bring together writer Damian Gorman, composer Brian O’Doherty and producer and director Kieran Griffiths.
The Humes’ daughter Mo Hume said the production would be a fitting tribute.Tags: