Furness Tradition presents
The Hero Light
Thursday 17 March 7.30-9.35pm, The Supper Room
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day swept up in tales from an ancient Irish epic, brought to crackling contemporary life by the warmth, wit and power of master storyteller Dominic Kelly.
Ulster. Connaught. In these places live two best friends: Ireland’s most fearless and feared young warriors. But Ulster and Connaught don’t like each other; they don’t like each other at all. And huge forces are working to bring the two friends’ worlds crashing against one another…
The Hero Light retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle – the ‘Irish Iliad’. Centred on legendary hero Cú Chulainn, the Hound, it weaves together stories of loyalty, love, and betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today. Dominic Kelly balances irreverent humour and beautiful imagery in a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale.
'From the moment he walked... he held his audience in a fierce grip... With great style, using the vernacular of today, he blended elements from stories in the Ulster Cycle into a gripping, satisfying whole.'
A short note on safety
Your safety and comfort continues to be our top priority. Event capacities will be limited to maintain space in the auditorium, while all Coro staff and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings. Currently, as a mandatory condition of entry all audience members will need to wear facemasks, other than when having a drink, if you are medically exempt, or a child under the age of 12. We also encourage all visitors to keep a safe distance from others, use hand sanitisers and wash hands regularly, and check in with the NHS Test and Trace app if able to do so.