Requiem for the Truth

Requiem for the Truth


September 2017 - Truth, we are told, is dead. If so, then who organises the funeral?


about the show

In association with Collapsing Horse, the outrageously energetic 10-piece street-funk band - Stomptown Brass – 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. This is a show both life-affirming and other-worldly. An extravagant, chaotic street party, with a dark twist.

So get in (second-)line, and follow the blistering trumpets and blaring trombones from the streets of Dublin to the house of God as we ask: is Truth really dead? Was it ever alive?


special mentions

  • Dan Colley & Rob Grant, Creative Directors

  • James O’Leary, Music Director

  • Matt Smith & Liam Ryan, Producers

  • Ruth McGill & Margaret Mc Auliffe, Cast

  • Peter Power, Sound Design

  • Alex Borwick, Sound Engineer

  • Adam Fitzsimons, Production

  • Eoin Kilkenny, Lightening

Requiem Trombones

incredible & epic

“Requiem for the Truth was an incredible and epic experience for the Dublin Fringe audiences and a spectacular way to close out the 2017 festival. The show was full of drama, impact and adrenaline. It was engaging and enchanting from start to finish"

Kris Nelson, Artistic Director, London International Festival of Theatre

Requiem Preacher

unique, poignant & clever

"Really unique, poignant and clever cross cultural fusion of theme, music, location and experience. With the added bonus of unexpectedly dancing in the street to a live New Orleans style brass band. Loved it."

Avril Stanley, Festival Director, Body&Soul

Requiem Church

total immersive spectacle

“A total immersive spectacle with amazing music and performances, a perfect celebration to the end of truth.”

Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director, Project Arts Centre

Requiem March

thrilled our audiences

“Stomptown Brass and Collapsing Horse closed out the 2017 edition of Dublin Fringe Festival in invigorating and exuberant style. Requiem for the Truth thrilled our audiences, combining the talents of two exciting Irish artistic collectives to offer a truly unique gig experience with magical flourishes they’ll remember for years to come.”

Ruth McGowan, Festival Director, Dublin Fringe


touring dates



  • SEPT 21, 22, 23 & 24: DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL, St Werburghs [SOLD OUT]



  • OCT 25 & 26: WATERFORD IMAGINE ARTS, Christ Church Cathedral [SOLD OUT]

  • OCT 27 & 28: CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL, Nano Nagle Place [SOLD OUT]

  • NOV 16 & 17: DUBLIN, The Pepper Canister [SOLD OUT]



project brief [PDF]

In preparation for bringing the show on tour, we put together a show programme sharing further insight into the concepts behind the show and the creative team.

Requiem Norway 1

review [norway ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐]

Charlotte Myrbråten writes about the international premiere in the September 9th 2018 edition of Bergens Tidende (Norway).

Requiem Poster


We have a number of items that you can purchase from the tour including A2 posters and our high print quality project brief.