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Dialann Ocrais

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Peter Sheridan  Ray Yeates 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Peter Sheridan 

  • Author Notes

    Aistriúchán ar 'Diary of a Hunger Strike'

  • Setting

    Príosún na Ceise Fada (1978).

  • Synopsis

    Set in Long Kesh, the play tells the story of Pat O’Connor, the OC of the IRA prisoners. He negotiates a resolution to the hunger strike and the protest in the jail, only to see the agreement reneged upon by the British government. O’Connor then embarks upon a second and ultimately fatal hunger strike himself.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    February 1987

  • Producer

    Produced by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Venue Notes

    Ar stáitse na Péacóige a léiríodh an dráma seo.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Sa bhliain 1981 a scríobhadh an dráma 'Diary of a Hunger Strike' agus thug an compántas Hull Truck an chéad léiriú dó i nDún Éideann i 1982. In Amharclann na Péacóige a chéadléiríodh i nGaeilge é, mar chuid den Fhéile Amharclainne Cheilteach i mí Feabhra 1987.

Original Cast  
Maguire Ruth McCabe
Rothleigh Malcolm Douglas
O'Connor Ciaran Hinds
McClay Gerard McSorley
Maxwell Oliver Maguire
Gobharnóir Clive Geraghty
Crawford David Herlihy
Production Team  
Director Peter Sheridan
Director Ray Yeates

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Dialann Ocrais - A Diary of a Hunger Strike

  • Year

    0

  • Published By

    Foilsiú Feirste

  • Address

    Belfast
    Northern Ireland

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