Holy Show Productions is creating a live audio-visual essay for stage based on Ian Maleney's Minor Monuments. The show weaves live reading with voice recordings, music, the ambient sound of the landscape from Ian’s home place, and original film footage shot by film-maker Jamie Goldrick.
Set around a small family farm on the edge of a bog, a few miles from the river Shannon, Minor Monuments is a live audio-visual essay unfolding from the landscape of the Irish midlands. Taking in the physical and philosophical power of sound and music, and the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, Ian Maleney questions the nature of home, memory, and the complex nature of belonging.
A thought-provoking and quietly devastating meditation on family and loss, Minor Monuments is a beautiful and unique literary experience. The show is based on the widely acclaimed book of the same name published by the unstoppable hit-makers, Tramp Press.
Our 12-Date Tour takes in arts festivals, literature festivals and art centres across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Our first show is at the Iron Mountain Festival in Leitrim on 5 October, and over the next 8 months we'll take to stages at Seamus Heaney's HomePlace in Derry, The Project Arts Centre in Dublin, the Still Voices film Festival in Longford, the Kildare Readers Festival, Wild Atlantic Words festival in Castlebar, the Roscommon Arts Centre, the Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford, The Source Arts Centre in Tipperary, among others. Dates will be announced as programmes for the above and other venues and festivals are published.
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