Actor Donal Courtney’s one man show ‘God has no Country’ is coming to the Millbank Theatre on Sunday, May 25th at 8.30pm and tells the story of the struggles encountered by Monsignor’s Hugh O’ Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during the Second World War. The story follows O’Flaherty’s torment as he has to decide to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists. The play also reflects on his upbringing and education in Killarney and how joining the priesthood protecting him from involvement in The War of Independence. Told with humour and sensitivity, “God has no Country’ aims to bring the heroic deeds and achievements of this extraordinary man to a wider audience.
The performance is followed by a post-show discussion where Courtney talks about his personal connections to the story, the challenges faced in creating the piece and various other insights into the story. Please contact the Millbank for bookings and all are welcome to attend.