Set in a Dublin lodging-house of doubtful repute.
The Hostage was originally written in Irish and performed as 'An Giall' in Damer Hall, Dublin in June 1958.
A tragedy in which a young English soldier, Leslie, is being kept prisoner in a Dublin boarding house frequented by sailors, whores, policemen and the IRA. Love blossoms when Leslie meets Teresa, a country girl, who comes to stay.
Non-credited cast included Sailors, Whores and Policemen.
14 October 1958
First produced by the Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop.
First performed at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, London.
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