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Director: Emma Jordan & Haris Pasovic
Cast: Cornelius Macarthy, Thomas Steyaert, Patrick J O’Reilly, Saša Handžić, Dermott Hickson, Neil Martin, Rob McVey, Shane O'Neill, Mona Muratović, Damjana Černe, Zeljko Hrs, Matt Faris
Set & LX Design: Ciaran Bagnall
Musical Director: Neil Martin
Choreography: Thomas Steyaert
Sound Designer/ Engineer: Enrico Fidone
Stage & Production Manager: Jen Shepherd
Technical Stage Manager: GianLuca Tomasella
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Assistant Stage Manager: Monica McNally
Casting- Georgia Simpson
Filming - Bluebird Media
Graphic Designer - Enes Huseinčehajić
PR Manager- Laura Willis
Costume Maker- Lidija Inđić Kenović
Wardrobe Supervisor- Edina Bahtanović
Producers - Una NicEoin, Ismar Hadžiabdić, Uršula Cetinski, Tibor Mihelič Syed
Premiered as part of the UK City of Culture 2013, The Conquest of Happiness is a breathtaking night of theatre, directed by Haris Pasovic and Prime Cut's Emma Jordan which has been performed for audiences in Derry~Londonderry, Mostar, Sarajevo, Ljublijana and Novi-Sad.
An avant garde, daring and unexpected theatre, dance and live music show inspired by the writing of world-renowned pacifist Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness featured a dynamic combination of first hand accounts and dramatizations of some of the most horrific acts of war of the 20th and 21st centuries. The show explored humanity's capacity for endurance, love and generosity in even the most desperate circumstances. Featuring a people's choir of adults and children from Belfast and an international cast of actors, dancers and musicians.
The Conquest of Happiness is unique cultural collaboration between three theatre companies - Prime Cut Productions Northern Ireland, East West Centar Bosnia-Herzegovina and Mladinsko Theatre, Slovenia.
20 & 21 September 2013, Ebrington Square, Derry~Londonderry as part of the UK 2013 City of Culture celebrations.
28 & 29 September, MESS Festival, Mostar
12 & 13 October, Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana
25 & 26 October, T13 Titanic Quarter Belfast as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival At Queen's