BEYOND BELIEF- The Life and Mission of JOHN HUME


The Guildhall

Guildhall Square
Co. Londonderry
BT48 6DQ



A major new musical drama to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Beyond Belief will present John Hume’s life and his odyssey for peace, the right to decent life, and the right to hope.

While he has been described as a “Titan”, a “Giant” and a “Hero” of peace-making and reconciliation, Beyond Belief, in its words and music, will reach for the man: the man who achieved all he did not glibly, without struggle or alone, but as a human being; a human being just like the rest of us.

In re-presenting John Hume, his life and his mission – a mission never fettered by shibboleth, dogma or fossilised tenet – Beyond Belief will seek to inspire through words, music, song.

The anniversary performance on 7th April 2023 will be broadcast live and available to stream for 7 days afterwards.


The second part of a peacebuilding trilogy, following the phenomenal success of The White Handkerchief, which premiered in the Guildhall on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, 30 January 2022. 


Book and lyrics: Damian Gorman

Music: Brian O’Doherty

Producer and Director: Kieran Griffiths

Presented by The Playhouse Derry. Londonderry in partnership with The John & Pat Hume Foundation

Entrance Fee

Tickets £20 in the Guildhall/ £10 online