Once In A While The Odd Thing Happens opens at the Viking

13 May 2013

Opening tonight at the Viking Theatre, this play is written by Paul Godfrey, directed by David Scott and performed by Donna Bradley, Stephanie Behan, Colm Kenny-Vaughan, Mark McAuley & Ian Meehan. 

Once in a While The Odd Thing Happens’ is a poetic and beautiful play charting the struggle of composer Benjamin Britten to come to terms with his sexuality and the enormity of his musical gift. Through his relationships with poet W H Auden, singer Peter Pears, his beloved sister Beth and friend Beata, Beni seeks assurance, confidence and most importantly his place as an artist and a homosexual man in the tumultuous environs of World War II England and America. During this, Britten’s centenary year, Company D is proud to present this wonderful piece.

The video below gives a more detailed preview of the play.

Colm Kenny-Vaughan & Ian Meehan Interview from ClontarfTV on Vimeo.