Tide of Hope: a play about the Peter Robinson Immigration
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Tide of Hope is a Peter Robinson emigration play based on the life of David Nagle and his flight from turmoil and oppression in Ireland to Upper Canada. Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Robinson settlers from Ireland in the Newcastle District. The play is set in 1825 in the Blackwater district of Ireland at the height of the agrarian rebellion against excessive land rents and church tithes. The play is suitable for ages 12 to adult. The running time of this play is about 70 minutes and will be followed by a Question and Answer session with the cast and crew.
Lindsay Wilson and Paden Gilhooley (right) in a scene from Trent Valley Archives Theatre’s Tide of Hope. A public performance of the play will be staged May 16, 2024 at The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. (Photo by Suzanne Schroeter with thanks to the Peterborough Museum & Archives.)