Stomptown Brass in association with Collapsing Horse present
Requiem for the Truth
Truth, we are told, is dead. If so, then who organises the funeral?
Stomptown Brass, the outrageously energetic 10-piece street-funk band, and Collapsing Horse, the most exciting young theatre company in Ireland, invite you to join them as they take on an audacious task: to host a funeral for the Truth. Witness the colourful exuberance of the Haitian Voodoo-inspired New Orleans jazz funeral as it smashes up against the mournful, solemn ceremony of Roman Catholicism. An extravagant, chaotic street party, with a dark twist.
A BLEND OF
Original funk music and spoken word, inspired by the rituals of the New Orleans Jazz Funeral and Catholic Requiem Mass, infused with the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
In New Orlean’s style, we march the audience onto the street to end the show.
A key part of any funeral is the eulogy, where a friend or family member speaks about the deceased. We invite a different artist to deliver a personal reflection on the death of truth on each night, making every performance unique. For the audience, this means each night will be special and unique, a once-off experience, and we hope to carry this forward on tour and invite a local artist to join the performance and give their own personal reflection on what the death of truth means.
Enquires & Bookings
Matthew Smyth, Collapsing Horse
Joe Clarke, CWB Management