“I saw the inhumanity and savagery all around me etched into the faces, I was one of them too. Why me, why did I survive?”
How to Bury a Dead Mule tells the story of Norman Clements, Royal Irish Fusilier, his experiences of the front line battles of North Africa, Sicily and Italy during World War Two and his subsequent struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Norman’s account is brought to life in a one man show with original music, scripted by his grandson, actor Richard Clements who also performs.
An evocative and compellingly powerful piece, at times harrowing and uniquely thought provoking, Richard takes the audience on an affecting and beautifully imaginative journey into the heart of a man trying to regain a foothold in society.
The story unfolds as he conjures up the old Tonic cinema in Bangor and welcomes in the ghosts of his past, the old projector flickers, the dust light settles and for the first time he finds his voice.