FitzHenry, a theatrical Anglo-Irish horse, will visit this year’s festival taking in the city and its environs - part of Corcadorca's development of a large-scale adaptation of Frank O'Connor's Guests of the Nation in 2022.
Corcadorca are currently in the process of developing a large-scale outdoor theatre piece based upon Frank O’Connor’s seminal short story Guests of the Nation which will be presented as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in 2022. The piece is a creative collaboration between celebrated leading Irish writer Kevin Barry, recently long-listed for the Booker Prize, Tony-nominated and multi-award winning composer / sound designer Mel Mercier, and Pat Kiernan, Artistic Director of Corcadorca.
This year, as part of the development, the company have been looking at the image of a two-person theatrical horse, designed and made by Elisa Gallo Rossa, to represent the often uneasy relationship between Ireland and England. Two performers will walk the horse around various locations in Cork city at undisclosed times during the festival, catching the public by surprise - so keep an eye out for FitzHenry!
If you see him out on one of his strolls - let us know! Send a photo of FitzHenry along with his location to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us online with the hashtag #whereisthehorse
Supported by the Arts Council, Cork City Council, and Cork Opera House.
Graphic design: Kieran O'Connor