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Born in Dublin in 1939, Magee left school at 14 to work as messenger boy. He worked in a variety of jobs, including for the British Royal Air Force for five years, in a tobacco factory, and as drama critic for the Catholic Standard. His plays include I’m Getting Out of This Kip (1972), Hatchet (Abbey, 1972) and Red Biddy (Abbey, 1974). In 1976 Magee received both an Abbey Theatre bursary and the Rooney Prize for literature. He lives in Dublin.


Play Title Playwright
Hatchet Heno Magee
I'm Getting Out of This Kip Heno Magee
Red Biddy Heno Magee