Honouring the Waking Life of John and Pat Hume | The Playhouse Derry

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Pat Hume | NICRC

 The Playhouse Derry-Londonderry is staging a new musical drama honouring the waking life of John and Pat Hume to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

The Community Relations Council supports The Playhouse through its Core Funding Scheme.

The production will be broadcast internationally on the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Beyond Belief

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, The Playhouse Derry- Londonderry will present Beyond Belief, a major new drama honouring the waking life of John and Pat Hume. Screening across the world as part of 2023 global commemorations of the agreement, the play will be performed by the people of Derry-Londonderry in the city’s Guildhall.

The life of the esteemed peacemakers will be honoured in the new work by Damian Gorman (writer), Brian O’Doherty (composer) and directed by Kieran Griffiths. Telling the story of John and Pat Hume through the medium of music theatre, Beyond Belief is the second part of a peacebuilding trilogy by The Playhouse, following the phenomenal success of The White Handkerchief, which premiered in the Guildhall on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, 30 January 2022. 

HUME – Beyond Belief runs from 31 March - 7 April 2023.  

Watch the Production

While all performances in the Guildhall are already sold out, the performance marking the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement on Friday 7 April 2023 will be broadcast live and available to stream for seven days afterwards. 

The White Handkerchief is also now available to watch back on demand. 

Tickets to watch both shows online are available at derryplayhouse.co.uk.