March 2010 - March 2013

May 2012

The Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry

Threads of Resilience

“We were born into division and grew into conflict but we only ever wanted peace”

This project brought together a cross community group of women from Omagh who had been affected by the troubles and enabled them to tell their stories in their own devised and scripted performance. The Omagh bomb, mixed marriages and the unseen truths around the Troubles were all explored in the resulting theatre performance.

This ICAN project was facilitated and directed by Ailbhe Hines in collaboration with the local women from Omagh and surrounding areas, who were performing on stage for the first time.

Coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, the women created a performance which documented their personal and community experiences, sharing stories of the Troubles and their lives growing up in Omagh.
“Thought-provoking…wonderful” Audience member

“Fantastic show” Audience member