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Don't Shoot The Clowns

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Paul Hodson 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Jo Wilding 

  • Author Notes

    Inspired by the book of the same name.

  • Notes

    First staged as part of the 2010 Belfast Festival at Queen's and subsequently brought on a UK tour.

  • Synopsis

    Whose stories do we believe? In 1999 J smacks Tony Blair in the back with a well aimed tangerine – she’s protesting about the horrors in Iraq caused by UN sanctions. ‘How do you r...eally know what's going on?’ challenges a journalist. J journeys to Iraq to find out. Three years later she returns to Baghdad… with a circus. Inspired by the book by Jo Wilding.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    19 October 2010

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the future is unwritten Theatre Company in association with Fuel Theatre

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Brian Friel Theatre

Original Cast  
Performer Katherine Manners
Performer Elizabeth Chan
Performer Neal Craig
Performer Fionnuala Dorrity
Performer Jason Pitt
Production Team  
Director Paul Hodson
Designer Miriam Nabarro
Lighting Designer Dave Blake
Costume Designer Rachel Checkley
Composer Stephen Wrigley
Musician Charlotte Glasson
Associate Designer David Harris
Production Manager Geoff Hense

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from the Belfast Festival website.