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James X


  • Playwright

    Gerard Mannix Flynn 

  • Synopsis

    James X explores the difficulties of a person confronting the complexities of life. As he tries to salvage the truth of his childhood, James X finds himself pitched against an indifferent State and Church still in denial. Conjuring up people and places, he does battle with memories of industrial school, reform school and prison.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    16 March 2003

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Far Cry.

    James X was previously presented at the Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin in September 2002. The play was subsequently re-written and performed in its final version as listed.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Performer Gerard Mannix Flynn
Production Team  
Director Pam Brighton
Set Designer Gill Hall
Lighting Designer Bernard Griffin
Stage Manager Jeremy Massey
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
PR Gerry Lundberg
Graphic Design Brian Bermingham
Photography Riona McMonagle

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.