The Time of Our Freedom (2007)
Composer - Conor Mitchell
Book and Lyrics - Matthew Hurt
Director - Matt Peover
Assistant Director - Rachel Bird
Musical Director - Conor Mitchel
Assistant Musical Director - Michael Bradley
Choreographer - Luca Silvestrini
Designer - Fabrice Serafino
'There's one flame that ignites,
That burns in us all,
Look, can't you see?
I burn now.'
"The vanity and pride of their leader costs a nation dearly – they pay the price with the lives of countless young men."
Taking one of the bloodiest stories from the Old Testament, composer Conor Mitchell and playwright Matthew Hurt will be re-imagining it in a contemporary light and examining its relevance to today. Why should young people suffer because of where they’re born? Or because of the family they’re born into? Is the mass slaughter of innocents ever justified? Through a groundbreaking mix of physical theatre, dance, orchestral music, song and the spoken word, this provocative story will be told in an excitingly theatrical style."
Conor Mitchell is a native of Northern Ireland, born in Lurgan and living in both London and Belfast. He won the Arts Foundation Award 2004 for his work in music theatre including Goblin Market recently performed at the Edinburgh Festival for Youth Music Theatre and Have a Nice Life at the New York Theatre Festival.