To Shut the Mouths of Lions is an original play written and directed by long-time Northumberland Players member, Dave Clark. Nominated for The Carol Bolt Award for new plays in 2016, the play tackles important and difficult subject matter in a compassionate and insightful way, using humour, pathos and drama in its portrayal of a family burdened by secrets and assumptions.
The action occurs over Boxing Day as the autocratic William McBride, faced with his own demons, fumbles to connect with his two alienated sons – one of whom is gay. The family dynamics are recognizable in both their poignancy and humour, as this timely story unfolds.
All proceeds from the performance will go to Green Wood Coalition, with thanks to Cameco for their support.
Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre Box Office.
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